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  1. Carbon taxes and India

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    Fisher-Vanden, K.A.; Pitcher, H.M.; Edmonds, J.A.; Kim, S.H. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Shukla, P.R. [Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (India)

    1994-07-01

    Using the Indian module of the Second Generation Model 9SGM, we explore a reference case and three scenarios in which greenhouse gas emissions were controlled. Two alternative policy instruments (carbon taxes and tradable permits) were analyzed to determine comparative costs of stabilizing emissions at (1) 1990 levels (the 1 X case), (2) two times the 1990 levels (the 2X case), and (3) three times the 1990 levels (the 3X case). The analysis takes into account India`s rapidly growing population and the abundance of coal and biomass relative to other fuels. We also explore the impacts of a global tradable permits market to stabilize global carbon emissions on the Indian economy under the following two emissions allowance allocation methods: (1) {open_quotes}Grandfathered emissions{close_quotes}: emissions allowances are allocated based on 1990 emissions. (2) {open_quotes}Equal per capita emissions{close_quotes}: emissions allowances are allocated based on share of global population. Tradable permits represent a lower cost method to stabilize Indian emissions than carbon taxes, i.e., global action would benefit India more than independent actions.

  2. Environmental economics: Optimal carbon tax doubled

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    Warren, Rachel

    2014-07-01

    Cost-benefit analysis and risk assessment approaches inform global climate change mitigation policy-making processes. Now, a development in the former shows that optimal carbon tax levels have previously been underestimated by a factor of two.

  3. The distributional implications of a carbon tax in Ireland

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    Callan, Tim; Lyons, Sean; Scott, Susan [Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin (Ireland); Tol, Richard S.J. [Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin (Ireland)]|[Institute for Environmental Studies, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam (Netherlands)]|[Department of Spatial Economics, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam (Netherlands)]|[Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA (United States); Verde, Stefano [Department of Economics, Trinity College, Dublin (Ireland)

    2009-02-15

    We study the effects of carbon tax and revenue recycling across the income distribution in the Republic of Ireland. In absolute terms, a carbon tax of EUR20/tCO{sub 2} would cost the poorest households less than EUR3/week and the richest households more than EUR4/week. A carbon tax is regressive, therefore. However, if the tax revenue is used to increase social benefits and tax credits, households across the income distribution can be made better off without exhausting the total carbon tax revenue. (author)

  4. Carbon Taxes and the Petroleum Wealth

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    Rosendahl, Knut Einar

    1994-01-01

    The aim of this paper is to examine the impacts of a global carbon tax on fossil fuel markets. In particular, the effect on the Norwegian, as well as the global, petroleum wealth is studied. Most empirical models of fossil fuel markets either use an exogenous price path, or model the supply side as being independent of future expectations. Hence, they are not able to test how the exhaustibility feature of fossil fuels affects the sharing of the tax burden between producers and consumers. We s...

  5. Carbon Taxes: A Review of Experience and Policy Design Considerations

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    Sumner, J.; Bird, L.; Smith, H.

    2009-12-01

    State and local governments in the United States are evaluating a wide range of policies to reduce carbon emissions, including, in some instances, carbon taxes, which have existed internationally for nearly 20 years. This report reviews existing carbon tax policies both internationally and in the United States. It also analyzes carbon policy design and effectiveness. Design considerations include which sectors to tax, where to set the tax rate, how to use tax revenues, what the impact will be on consumers, and how to ensure emissions reduction goals are achieved. Emission reductions that are due to carbon taxes can be difficult to measure, though some jurisdictions have quantified reductions in overall emissions and other jurisdictions have examined impacts that are due to programs funded by carbon tax revenues.

  6. Carbon Taxes. A Review of Experience and Policy Design Considerations

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    Sumner, Jenny [National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Bird, Lori [National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Smith, Hillary [National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)

    2009-12-01

    State and local governments in the United States are evaluating a wide range of policies to reduce carbon emissions, including, in some instances, carbon taxes, which have existed internationally for nearly 20 years. This report reviews existing carbon tax policies both internationally and in the United States. It also analyzes carbon policy design and effectiveness. Design considerations include which sectors to tax, where to set the tax rate, how to use tax revenues, what the impact will be on consumers, and how to ensure emissions reduction goals are achieved. Emission reductions that are due to carbon taxes can be difficult to measure, though some jurisdictions have quantified reductions in overall emissions and other jurisdictions have examined impacts that are due to programs funded by carbon tax revenues.

  7. CGE Simulation for Levying Carbon Tax in China and International Experience of Levying Carbon Tax%CGE Simulation for Levying Carbon Tax in China and International Experience of Levying Carbon Tax

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    Zhang Mingxi

    2011-01-01

    Levying carbon tax is conducive to reducing carbon dioxide emissions and protecting the environment. The author firstly reviewed some relevant empirical studies on carbon tax both home and abroad, and then established the CGE model and simulated levying carbon tax in China. The study found that levying carbon tax would have little impact on China's economy: in a short-term, China's GDP might decrease by 0.51%, while in a long-term it might decrease by 0.08%; however, the carbon dioxide emissions would be substantially reduced. Meanwhile, levying carbon tax has some negative impact on the output of each industry in the very economic structure; of this, the mineral extractive industries would be influenced the most. Then the author summarized experience of levying carbon tax in foreign countries.

  8. Optimal decisions of countries with carbon tax and carbon tariff

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    Yumei Hou

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: Reducing carbon emission has been the core problem of controlling global warming and climate deterioration recently. This paper focuses on the optimal carbon taxation policy levied by countries and the impact on firms’ optimal production decisions. Design/methodology/approach: This paper uses a two-stage game theory model to analyze the impact of carbon tariff and tax. Numerical simulation is used to supplement the theoretical analysis. Findings: Results derived from the paper indicate that the demand in an unstable market is significantly affected by environmental damage level. Carbon tariff is a policy-oriented tax while the carbon tax is a market-oriented one. Comprehensive carbon taxation policy benefit developed countries and basic policy is more suitable for developing countries. Research limitations/implications: In this research, we do not consider random demand and asymmetric information, which may not well suited the reality. Originality/value: This work provides a different perspective in analyzing the impact of carbon tax and tariff. It is the first study to consider two consuming market and the strategic game between two countries. Different international status of countries considered in the paper is also a unique point.

  9. The Economic Implications of Introducing Carbon Taxes in South Africa

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    Arndt, Thomas Channing

    2014-01-01

    South Africa is considering introducing a carbon tax to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Following a discussion of the motivations for considering a carbon tax, we evaluate potential impacts using a dynamic economywide model linked to an energy sector model including a detailed evaluation of border...

  10. Climate change : the case for a carbon tariff/tax

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    Courchene, T.J.; Allan, J.R. [Queen' s Univ., Kingston, ON (Canada). Inst. of Intergovernmental Relations

    2008-03-15

    Canada's ratification of the Kyoto Protocol will not adequately address the country's contribution to global climatic change. This paper proposed a 2-tier system consisting of internationally imposed carbon import tariffs combined with an equivalent domestic carbon tax. The approach was designed to engage global exporters and importers, while also involving governments and policy commitments related to emissions and cap-and-trade systems. Although a carbon tax on emissions is preferable to an opting-in approach, Canadian government has rejected carbon taxes due to the suspicion that Canadian companies will easily circumvent regulations. It is anticipated that many companies in carbon tax compliant countries will outsource production to non-compliant countries. The proposed approach required that carbon taxes will be applied to all domestically produced and consumed products, while tariffs will be levied against products from exporting firms. Outsourcing to take advantage of lax environmental policies in pollution havens will be subject to a carbon footprint tariff. The tariff will also serve to reduce the carbon content of exports. Proceeds of the tax can be used in a variety of ways to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It was concluded that Canada will need to supplement domestic carbon taxes with a proposed carbon import tariff. 1 fig.

  11. General equilibrium effects of increasing carbon taxes in Sweden

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    Harrison, G.W. [South Carolina Univ., Columbia, SC (United States). Dept. of Economics, College of Business Administration; Kristroem, B. [Swedish Univ. of Agricultural Sciences, Umeaa (Sweden). Dept. of Forest Economics

    1997-09-01

    Sweden was one of the first countries to introduce carbon taxes, and is currently evaluating further carbon taxes. The authors were asked to advise a government commission charged with undertaking the official Swedish evaluation. We did so by constructing and simulating a computable general equilibrium model of Sweden. In this report, the carbon tax debate in Sweden is first reviewed, then our model is described and the main results presented. The conclusion from the cost-benefit analysis is clear, the benefits of increasing the carbon tax in Sweden are a tiny fraction of the costs that consumers must pay in the form of higher prices and reduced incomes. Although we do not put much credence in the gross benefit numbers, they do serve to highlight the basis of our conclusion that carbon tax increases are not currently justifiable in Sweden. 35 refs., 13 tabs.

  12. Carbon tax needs thresholds to reach its full potential

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    Pezzey, John C. V.; Jotzo, Frank

    2013-12-01

    The political opportunities for implementing a carbon tax high enough to induce large emission cuts will be better if at first the tax is charged on the difference between emissions and fixed thresholds, rather than on all emissions as is now practised.

  13. Computable General Equilibrium Techniques for Carbon Tax Modeling

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    Al-Amin

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Problem statement: Lacking of proper environmental models environmental pollution is now a solemn problem in many developing countries particularly in Malaysia. Some empirical studies of worldwide reveal that imposition of a carbon tax significantly decreases carbon emissions and does not dramatically reduce economic growth. To our knowledge there has not been any research done to simulate the economic impact of emission control policies in Malaysia. Approach: Therefore this study developed an environmental computable general equilibrium model for Malaysia and investigated carbon tax policy responses in the economy applying exogenously different degrees of carbon tax into the model. Three simulations were carried out using a Malaysian social accounting matrix. Results: The carbon tax policy illustrated that a 1.21% reduction of carbon emission reduced the nominal GDP by 0.82% and exports by 2.08%; 2.34% reduction of carbon emission reduced the nominal GDP by 1.90% and exports by 3.97% and 3.40% reduction of carbon emission reduced the nominal GDP by 3.17% and exports by 5.71%. Conclusion/Recommendations: Imposition of successively higher carbon tax results in increased government revenue from baseline by 26.67, 53.07 and 79.28% respectively. However, fixed capital investment increased in scenario 1a by 0.43% and decreased in scenarios 1b and 1c by 0.26 and 1.79% respectively from the baseline. According to our policy findings policy makers should consider 1st (scenario 1a carbon tax policy. This policy results in achieving reasonably good environmental impacts without losing the investment, fixed capital investment, investment share of nominal GDP and government revenue.

  14. Institute a modest carbon tax to reduce carbon emissions, finance clean energy technology development, cut taxes, and reduce the deficit

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    Muro, Mark; Rothwell, Jonathan

    2012-11-15

    The nation should institute a modest carbon tax in order to help clean up the economy and stabilize the nation’s finances. Specifically, Congress and the president should implement a $20 per ton, steadily increasing carbon excise fee that would discourage carbon dioxide emissions while shifting taxation onto pollution, financing energy efficiency (EE) and clean technology development, and providing opportunities to cut taxes or reduce the deficit. The net effect of these policies would be to curb harmful carbon emissions, improve the nation’s balance sheet, and stimulate job-creation and economic renewal.

  15. Research on the Influence of Carbon Tax on Carbon Emission and Economic Development in China

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    Aihua Luo

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Carbon tax is one of ways to cut the emissions of GHG, which has already been employed by the west. To study the effect of carbon tax on energy conservation and carbon reduction in China, a new model is constructed based on dynamic CGE model and the linkage of dynamic CGE model and energy technology model. Besides the improvement of technology of energy, if carbon taxation is employed, the goal to reduce its carbon intensity by 40% by 2020 compared with 2005 need to levy a tax of 60 yuan at least per tonne, the simulations of this tax to carbon reduction, economic and income of residents are analysed under different circumstances, the results shows that there is a great impact on income of residents and GDP with a higher tax burden level.

  16. TRADABLE CARBON PERMITS IN EUROPE - FEASIBILITY AND COMPARISON WITH TAXES

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    KOUTSTAAL, P; NENTJES, A

    1995-01-01

    In the European Union (EU) the discussions on climate policy have focused on the instrument of taxation. However, there has been considerable opposition from both Member States and industry against the combined carbon/energy tax proposals. In this article, an alternative market-oriented instrument f

  17. On the Views of Carbon Tax in Korea

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    Heon G. Kim

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available To comply with the UNFCCC agreement, many countries are expected to make efforts to reduce the greenhouse gas emission level down to 1990 by the year of 2012. The agreement is intended to reduce the consumption of fossil fuel that causes the greenhouse effect. The global warming has been accelerated by the greenhouse effect resulted from the CO2 emission and has become a serious global issue requiring a fundamental solution. Many environmentalists regard the carbon tax imposition on fossil fuel consumption as an efficient measure to reduce the greenhouse gas, i.e., CO2. Environmentalists and scholars in Korea are generally showing positive attitudes toward this tax scheme.

  18. The impact of a unilateral carbon tax on carbon-intensive industries: evidence from Norway

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    Golombek, R.

    1996-02-01

    This publication identifies the impact of a unilateral Norwegian carbon tax on the profitability and the exit probability in 12 carbon intensive manufacturing sectors. The study uses Norwegian panel data for manufacturing firms and focuses both on a tax on burning of fossil fuels and a tax on all emissions of carbon. It is demonstrated that for most carbon intensive sectors the impact on both profits and the exit probability of a tax on burning of fossil fuel is negligible or moderate. That is, the increase in the average sectorial exit probability is always less that one percentage point when the tax is 75 USD per tonne carbon dioxide. On the other hand, for sectors where carbon emissions are due to both burning of fossil fuels and the production process, the impact of a general tax on carbon dioxide (at 75 USD) is significant. In particular, in the manufacture of ferro alloys the average exit probability may increase by more than 15 percentage points. 15 refs., 11 figs., 8 tabs.

  19. Carbon tax, a socially regressive tax? True problems and false debates; Taxe carbone, une mesure socialement regressive? Vrais problemes et faux debats

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    Combet, E.; Ghersi, F.; Hourcade, J.Ch

    2009-01-15

    This paper aims at clearing up misunderstandings about the distributive impacts of carbon taxes, which proved to be a decisive obstacle to their further consideration in public debates. It highlights the gap between partial equilibrium analyses, which are close to the agents' perception of the costs of taxation and general equilibrium analyses, which better capture its ultimate consequences. It shows that the real impact on households' income inequality is not mechanically determined by the initial energy budgets and their flexibility but also depends upon the recycling modes of the tax revenues and their general equilibrium effects. The comparison of five tax-recycling schemes highlights the existence of trade-off between maximizing total consumption, maximizing the consumption of the low-income classes and reducing income inequality. (authors)

  20. The carbon tax: myth or reality? From the theory to the practical; La taxe carbone: mythe ou realite? De la theorie a la pratique

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    2008-07-15

    The climatic change is an international problem. Meanwhile actions must begin at an european and national scale. The France is involved in the european policy of greenhouse effect gases reduction by emissions quotas. In this framework an external carbon tax, aiming to offset the differences between the european and non european enterprises, is studied. The government decided to implement an internal carbon tax called 'contribution climate-energy'. This tax and the context are detailed in this document: the ecological challenge, the economical stakes, the regulation, the conditions of implementing and the consequences of this internal tax. (A.L.B.)

  1. Taxing Strategies for Carbon Emissions: A Bilevel Optimization Approach

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    Wei Wei

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a quantitative and computational method to determine the optimal tax rate among generating units. To strike a balance between the reduction of carbon emission and the profit of energy sectors, the proposed bilevel optimization model can be regarded as a Stackelberg game between the government agency and the generation companies. The upper-level, which represents the government agency, aims to limit total carbon emissions within a certain level by setting optimal tax rates among generators according to their emission performances. The lower-level, which represents decision behaviors of the grid operator, tries to minimize the total production cost under the tax rates set by the government. The bilevel optimization model is finally reformulated into a mixed integer linear program (MILP which can be solved by off-the-shelf MILP solvers. Case studies on a 10-unit system as well as a provincial power grid in China demonstrate the validity of the proposed method and its capability in practical applications.

  2. Distributional effects of a carbon tax on car fuels in France

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    Bureau, Benjamin [MINES Paris Tech, CERNA (France)

    2011-01-15

    This paper analyses the distributional effects of alternative scenarios of carbon taxes on car fuels using disaggregated French panel data from 2003 to 2006. It incorporates household price responsiveness that differs across income groups into a consumer surplus measure of tax burden. Carbon taxation is regressive before revenue recycling. However, taking into account the benefits from congestion reduction induced by the tax mitigates regressivity. We show also that recycling additional revenues from the carbon tax either in equal amounts to each household or according to household size makes poorest households better off. (author)

  3. Distributional effects of a carbon tax on car fuels in France

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    Bureau, B.

    2010-07-01

    This paper analyses the distributional effects of alternative scenarios of carbon taxes on car fuels using dis-aggregated French panel data from 2003 to 2006. It incorporates household price responsiveness that differs across income groups into a consumer surplus measure of tax burden. Carbon taxation is regressive before revenue recycling. However, taking into account the benefits from congestion reduction induced by the tax mitigates regressiveness. We show also that recycling additional revenues from the carbon tax either in equal amounts to each household or according to household size makes poorest households better off. (author)

  4. Output-based rebating of carbon taxes in the neighbor’s backyard

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    Böhringer, Christoph; Bye, Brita; Fæhn, Taran; Rosendahl , Knut Einar

    2014-01-01

    We investigate how carbon taxes combined with output-based rebating (OBR) in an open economy perform in interaction with the carbon policies of a large neighboring trading partner. Analytical results suggest that whether the purpose of the OBR policy is to compensate firms for carbon tax burdens or to maximize welfare (accounting for global emission reductions), the second-best OBR rate should be positive in most cases. Further, it should fall with the introduction of carbon taxation in the n...

  5. Output-based rebating of carbon taxes in the neighbor's backyard. Competitiveness, leakage and welfare

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    Christoph Böhringer; Brita Bye; Taran Fæhn; Knut Einar Rosendahl

    2014-01-01

    We investigate how carbon taxes combined with output-based rebating (OBR) in an open economy perform in interaction with the carbon policies of a large neighboring trading partner. Analytical results suggest that whether the purpose of the OBR policy is to compensate firms for carbon tax burdens or to maximize welfare (accounting for global emission reductions), the second-best OBR rate should be positive in most cases. Further, it should fall with the introduction of carbon taxation in the n...

  6. The effects of carbon tax on the Oregon economy and state greenhouse gas emissions

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    Rice, A. L.; Butenhoff, C. L.; Renfro, J.; Liu, J.

    2014-12-01

    Of the numerous mechanisms to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions on statewide, regional or national scales in the United States, a tax on carbon is perhaps one of the simplest. By taxing emissions directly, the costs of carbon emissions are incorporated into decision-making processes of market actors including consumers, energy suppliers and policy makers. A carbon tax also internalizes the social costs of climate impacts. In structuring carbon tax revenues to reduce corporate and personal income taxes, the negative incentives created by distortionary income taxes can be reduced or offset entirely. In 2008, the first carbon tax in North America across economic sectors was implemented in British Columbia through such a revenue-neutral program. In this work, we investigate the economic and environmental effects of a carbon tax in the state of Oregon with the goal of informing the state legislature, stakeholders and the public. The study investigates 70 different economic sectors in the Oregon economy and six geographical regions of the state. The economic model is built upon the Carbon Tax Analysis Model (C-TAM) to provide price changes in fuel with data from: the Energy Information Agency National Energy Modeling System (EIA-NEMS) Pacific Region Module which provides Oregon-specific energy forecasts; and fuel price increases imposed at different carbon fees based on fuel-specific carbon content and current and projected regional-specific electricity fuel mixes. CTAM output is incorporated into the Regional Economic Model (REMI) which is used to dynamically forecast economic impacts by region and industry sector including: economic output, employment, wages, fiscal effects and equity. Based on changes in economic output and fuel demand, we further project changes in greenhouse gas emissions resulting from economic activity and calculate revenue generated through a carbon fee. Here, we present results of this modeling effort under different scenarios of carbon fee and

  7. Sustainable Trade Credit and Replenishment Policies under the Cap-And-Trade and Carbon Tax Regulations

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    Juanjuan Qin

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The paper considers the sustainable trade credit and inventory policies with demand related to credit period and the environmental sensitivity of consumers under the carbon cap-and-trade and carbon tax regulations. First, the decision models are constructed under three cases: without regulation, carbon cap-and-trade regulation, and carbon tax regulation. The optimal solutions of the retailer in the three cases are then discussed under the exogenous and endogenous credit periods. Finally, numerical analysis is conducted to obtain conclusions. The retailer shortens the trade credit period as the environmental sensitivity of the consumer is enhanced. The cap has no effects on the credit period decisions under the carbon cap-and-trade regulation. Carbon trade price and carbon tax have negative effects on the credit period. The retailer under carbon cap-and-trade regulation is more motivated to obey regulations than that under carbon tax regulation when carbon trade price equals carbon tax. Carbon regulations have better effects on carbon emission reduction than with exogenous credit term when the retailer has the power to decide with regards credit policies.

  8. Policy Commentary/Commentaire BC's Carbon Tax Shift Is Working Well after Four Years (Attention Ottawa)

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    Stewart Elgie; Jessica McClay

    2013-01-01

    British Columbia's introduction in 2008 of a revenue-neutral carbon tax shift was controversial. This analysis compares changes in fuel consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, and gross domestic product (GDP) between British Columbia and the rest of Canada. It finds that in the four years since the tax was introduced, British Columbia's per capita consumption of fuels subject to the tax has declined by 19 percent compared to the rest of Canada. At the same time, its economy has kept pace with ...

  9. Untapped Fossil Fuel and the Green Paradox: A classroom calibration of the optimal carbon tax

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    Rick van der Ploeg

    2013-01-01

    A classroom model of global warming, fossil fuel depletion and the optimal carbon tax is formulated and calibrated. It features iso-elastic fossil fuel demand, stock-dependent fossil fuel extraction costs, an exogenous interest rate and no decay of the atmospheric stock of carbon. The optimal carbon tax reduces emissions from burning fossil fuel, both in the short and medium run. Furthermore, it brings forward the date that renewables take over from fossil fuel and encourages the market to ke...

  10. Implications of Carbon and Energy Taxes as Instrument for Environmental Emission Reduction in China's Power Sector

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    2006-01-01

    @@ With the Integrated Resources Planning Assessment (IRPA) model, implications of carbon tax and energy tax on technological selection, power price and environmental pollution in power industry of China were studied. This model is a least-cost generation planning model, with which the technological composition, electricity price and pollutant emission can be calculated by comparing the cost changes for different power generation options due to carbon and energy taxes. The primary simulation result shows that the levy of US$ 25/tC carbon tax or US$ 0.5/Mbtu energy tax can improve the power generation structure and greatly reduce CO2, SO2 and NOx emissions in power industry. Several advanced power generation technologies such as IGCC and NGCC are of competitive cost, and should be given priority in future planning of power industry.

  11. The potential role of a carbon tax in U.S. fiscal reform

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    McKibbin, Warwick [Australian National Univ. (Australia); The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC (United States); Morris, Adele [The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC (United States); Wilcoxen, Peter [Syracuse University, NY (United States); The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC (United States); Cai, Yiyong [Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Australian National Univ. (Australia)

    2012-07-24

    This paper examines fiscal reform options in the United States with an intertemporal computable general equilibrium model of the world economy called G-Cubed. Six policy scenarios explore two overarching issues: (1) the effects of a carbon tax under alternative assumptions about the use of the resulting revenue, and (2) the effects of alternative measures that could be used to reduce the budget deficit. We examine a simple excise tax on the carbon content of fossil fuels in the U.S. energy sector starting immediately at $15 per metric ton of carbon dioxide (CO2) and rising at 4 percent above inflation each year through 2050. We investigate policies that allow the revenue from the illustrative carbon tax to reduce the long run federal budget deficit or the marginal tax rates on labor and capital income. We also compare the carbon tax to other means of reducing the deficit by the same amount. We find that the carbon tax will raise considerable revenue: $80 billion at the outset, rising to $170 billion in 2030 and $310 billion by 2050. It also significantly reduces U.S. CO2 emissions by an amount that is largely independent of the use of the revenue. By 2050, annual CO2 emissions fall by 2.5 billion metric tons (BMT), or 34 percent, relative to baseline, and cumulative emissions fall by 40 BMT through 2050. The use of the revenue affects both broad economic impacts and the composition of GDP across consumption, investment and net exports. In most scenarios, the carbon tax lowers GDP slightly, reduces investment and exports, and increases imports. The effect on consumption varies across policies and can be positive if households receive the revenue as a lump sum transfer. Using the revenue for a capital tax cut, however, is significantly different than the other policies. In that case, investment booms, employment rises, consumption declines slightly, imports increase, and overall GDP rises significantly relative to baseline through about 2040. Thus, a tax reform that

  12. An analysis on the short-term sectoral competitiveness impact of carbon tax in China

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    Wang Xin, E-mail: xin.wang@iddri.org [Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), Sciences Po Paris, 27 rue Saint-Guillaume, 75337 Paris Cedex 07 (France); Laboratoire Economie Quantitative Integration Politiques Publiques Econometrie (EQUIPPE), University of Lille 1, Universite des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, Cite Scientifique, Faculte d' Economie et de Sciences Sociales, Batiment SH2 - 59655 Villeneuve d' Ascq Cedex (France); Li Ji Feng, E-mail: lijf@mx.cei.gov.cn [Department of Economic Forecasting, State Information Center of China (China); Zhang Yaxiong, E-mail: zhangyx@mx.cei.gov.cn [Department of Economic Forecasting, State Information Center of China (China)

    2011-07-15

    Market-based instruments, particularly carbon tax, have recently drawn the attention of Chinese government by their cost-effective contribution to the achievement of China's climate targets. Most of the recent policy proposals have focused on its long-term impact. However, particularly for policy makers, both long term and short term effects of carbon tax would be necessary when determining tax rates. We provided a detailed analysis of short-term impacts of carbon tax on sectoral competitiveness in this paper. We divided China's economy into 36 sectors, based on its 2007 input-output table, in order to examine the ratio of carbon tax added costs to sector GDP. We were thus able to determine the impact level of a carbon tax on each sector. We then divided the sectoral trade impact into domestic competitiveness with regards to foreign imported products and international competitiveness external to the Chinese domestic market. We found that a high tax level (100 yuan/t CO{sub 2}) may necessitate compensatory measures to certain highly affected industries, and that a low tax rate (10 yuan/t CO{sub 2}) would generate few competitiveness problems for all industries and may therefore be considered as an appropriate starting point. - Highlights: > We study short-term sectoral competitiveness impact of carbon tax in China. > For each sector, we study its carbon cost, GDP share and trade intensity. > A high rate (100 yuan/t CO{sub 2}) may require compensatory measures to certain industries. > A low rate (10 yuan/t CO{sub 2}) would generate few competitiveness problems.

  13. Conflict and Coordination Problem of Carbon Tax' Diversity Targets in China-Based on the Tax Optimization Theory%Conflict and Coordination Problem of Carbon Tax' Diversity Targets in China-Based on the Tax Optimization Theory

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    Xue Gang

    2011-01-01

    Among all the emission reduction measures, carbon tax is recognized as the most effective way to protect our climate. That is why the Chinese government has recently taken it as a tax reform direction, In the current economic analysis, the design of carbon tax is mostly based on the target to maximize the efficiency However, based on the theory of tax system optimization, we should also consider other policy objectives, such as equity, revenue and cost, and then balance different objectives to achieve the suboptimum reform of carbon tax system in China.

  14. Government Subsidy for Remanufacturing or Carbon Tax Rebate: Which Is Better for Firms and a Low-Carbon Economy

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    Tong Shu

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available The government as a policy maker wishing to promote remanufacturing and proper disposal of hazardous old products which are harmful to environment has taken many actions, ranging from carbon regulation and financial incentives such as trade-in subsidy. However, carbon tax can result in loss of profit for firms to some degree, so the government has to give other subsidy to balance the profits and carbon emission. Thus, this article investigates two subsidy mechanisms: remanufacturing subsidy or tax rebate. The optimal pricing and production decision under these policies are examined. Our results show that carbon tax has a great impact on pricing strategies. Trade-in subsidy can encourage customers to replace their existing products with new and remanufactured products. Both remanufacture subsidy and tax rebate are beneficial to manufacturer and can further promote remanufacturing development.

  15. On the Distributional Effect of Carbon Tax in Developing Countries: The Case of Indonesia

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    Yusuf, Arief Anshory (Padjadjaran Univ., Bandung (Indonesia)); Resosudarmo, Budy P. (Australian National Univ., Canberra (Australia))

    2008-07-01

    Using a Computable General Equilibrium model with disaggregated households, this study suggests that in contrast to most studies from industrialised countries, carbon tax in Indonesia is not necessarily regressive. Its structural change and resource reallocation effect, following the carbon tax, is in favor of factors endowed more proportionately by rural, and lower income households. The expenditure of lower income households are also less sensitive to the prices of energy-related commodities. Encouraging developing countries to reduce carbon emission, may not only increase the efficiency of carbon abatement globally, but also have desirable distributional implication in the developing countries themselves

  16. A mathematical/physics carbon emission reduction strategy for building supply chain network based on carbon tax policy

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    Li, Xueying; Peng, Ying; Zhang, Jing

    2017-01-01

    Under the background of a low carbon economy, this paper examines the impact of carbon tax policy on supply chain network emission reduction. The integer linear programming method is used to establish a supply chain network emission reduction such a model considers the cost of CO2 emissions, and analyses the impact of different carbon price on cost and carbon emissions in supply chains. The results show that the implementation of a carbon tax policy can reduce CO2 emissions in building supply chain, but the increase in carbon price does not produce a reduction effect, and may bring financial burden to the enterprise. This paper presents a reasonable carbon price range and provides decision makers with strategies towards realizing a low carbon building supply chain in an economical manner.

  17. The Impact of a Carbon Tax on the Chilean Electricity Generation Sector

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    Carlos Benavides

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available This paper aims to analyse the economy-wide implications of a carbon tax applied on the Chilean electricity generation sector. In order to analyse the macroeconomic impacts, both an energy sectorial model and a Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium model have been used. During the year 2014 a carbon tax of 5 US$/tCO2e was approved in Chile. This tax and its increases (10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 US$/tCO2e are evaluated in this article. The results show that the effectiveness of this policy depends on some variables which are not controlled by policy makers, for example, non-conventional renewable energy investment cost projections, natural gas prices, and the feasibility of exploiting hydroelectric resources. For a carbon tax of 20 US$/tCO2e, the average annual emission reduction would be between 1.1 and 9.1 million tCO2e. However, the price of the electricity would increase between 8.3 and 9.6 US$/MWh. This price shock would decrease the annual GDP growth rate by a maximum amount of 0.13%. This article compares this energy policy with others such as the introduction of non-conventional renewable energy sources and a sectorial cap. The results show that the same global greenhouse gas (GHG emission reduction can be obtained with these policies, but the impact on the electricity price and GDP are lower than that of the carbon tax.

  18. Reports from Ministry of Finance: China Nay Begin to Collect Carbon Tax in the Next Five Years

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    2010-01-01

    The investigation team of Research Institute for Fiscal Science, Ministry of Finance, just published a report on the "Study on the Issue of Beginning to Levy Carbon Tax in China." The report said that the beginning of the collection of carbon tax could be considered in the next five years.

  19. The carbon tax - A proposition concerning Brazil's particular case; Taxe sur le carbon - Une proposition pour le cas du Bresil

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    Hinostroza, M.L.; Luis Sauer, Ildo [IPPGE/IEE/ USP (Brazil); Sinclair Mallet, Guy Guerra [PSE/DE/FEM/UNICAMP (Brazil)

    2003-01-01

    With regard to the increasing fight against the greenhouse effects, both Agenda 21 and the Kyoto protocol establish mechanisms (or economic instruments) which on the one hand allow for a certain degree of 'flexibility' for those countries needing to reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases, and on the other hand make it possible to maintain and avoid upsetting the status quo. The proposed 'green' tax reforms are steps in this direction. The objective conditions allowing for the introduction of some of these policies have not yet been defined, with the general supposition being that growing environmental awareness will create these conditions. In this article we will study a hypothetical situation in which a carbon tax is introduced in Brazil (using a special model) and we will demonstrate that the structural and institutional conditions to make this measure viable are non-existent. (authors)

  20. An Assessment of Japanese Carbon Tax Reform Using the E3MG Econometric Model

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    Soocheol Lee

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper analyses the potential economic and environmental effects of carbon taxation in Japan using the E3MG model, a global macroeconometric model constructed by the University of Cambridge and Cambridge Econometrics. The paper approaches the issues by considering first the impacts of the carbon tax in Japan introduced in 2012 and then the measures necessary to reduce Japan’s emissions in line with its Copenhagen pledge of −25% compared to 1990 levels. The results from the model suggest that FY2012 Tax Reform has only a small impact on emission levels and no significant impact on GDP and employment. The potential costs of reducing emissions to meet the 25% reduction target for 2020 are quite modest, but noticeable. GDP falls by around 1.2% compared to the baseline and employment by 0.4% compared to the baseline. But this could be offset, with some potential economic benefits, if revenues are recycled efficiently. This paper considers two revenue recycling scenarios. The most positive outcome is if revenues are used both to reduce income tax rates and to increase investment in energy efficiency. This paper shows there could be double dividend effects, if Carbon Tax Reform is properly designed.

  1. An assessment of Japanese carbon tax reform using the E3MG econometric model.

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    Lee, Soocheol; Pollitt, Hector; Ueta, Kazuhiro

    2012-01-01

    This paper analyses the potential economic and environmental effects of carbon taxation in Japan using the E3MG model, a global macroeconometric model constructed by the University of Cambridge and Cambridge Econometrics. The paper approaches the issues by considering first the impacts of the carbon tax in Japan introduced in 2012 and then the measures necessary to reduce Japan's emissions in line with its Copenhagen pledge of -25% compared to 1990 levels. The results from the model suggest that FY2012 Tax Reform has only a small impact on emission levels and no significant impact on GDP and employment. The potential costs of reducing emissions to meet the 25% reduction target for 2020 are quite modest, but noticeable. GDP falls by around 1.2% compared to the baseline and employment by 0.4% compared to the baseline. But this could be offset, with some potential economic benefits, if revenues are recycled efficiently. This paper considers two revenue recycling scenarios. The most positive outcome is if revenues are used both to reduce income tax rates and to increase investment in energy efficiency. This paper shows there could be double dividend effects, if Carbon Tax Reform is properly designed.

  2. TAX TREATMENT OF CARBON CREDIT OPERATIONS IN BRAZILIAN COMPANIES WITH CDM PROJECTS

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    Vanderlei dos Santos

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available The aim in this study is to identify the tax treatment applied to carbon credit operations in Brazilian companies that are developing projects in the context of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM. Therefore, an exploratory research with a qualitative approach was developed. Data were collected with the help of questionnaire, forwarded to all Brazilian companies with CDM projects that received approval from the Inter-Ministerial Commission on Global Climate Change (CIMGC without safeguards, according to the list of the Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology. Out of 117 companies listed, only five answered the research instrument, which represents an accessibility sample. The results show that, as for the tax treatment applied in the companies under analysis, IRPJ and CSLL should be charged on carbon credit operations. Regarding PIS, COFINS, ISS, some companies considered that these taxes are due and others that they are not. There is a consensus, though, about the fact that ICMS and IOF should not be charged. In conclusion, no uniform understanding exists as of yet about due taxes in the research sample, as no specific fiscal legislation exists yet on carbon credits in Brazil.

  3. Economic analysis of the energy and carbon tax for the sustainable development

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    Oh, J.K.; Cho, G.L. [Korea Energy Economics Institute, Euiwang (Korea)

    2001-12-01

    The concept of 'Sustainable Development' has been playing a very important role since seventies. Countries all over the world, whether developed or developing, strive to achieve their economic development in a sustainable way. U.N Conference on Environment and Development held in 1992 at Rio was instrumental in the movement of the sustainable development. Korea is not an exception in this movement as Presidential Commission on Sustainable Development (PCSD) was established in September 2000. The Climate Change occupies the heart of the sustainable development. In response to the urgent need to protect global climate, the U.N. Convention on Climate Change (1992) and the Kyoto Protocol (1997) were adopted. An analysis is required to respond effectively and sustainedly to the issue of climate change. Energy sector is the main contributor to the emissions of greenhouse gases. Consequently, this study aims to analyse the implication of the energy{center_dot}carbon tax for the benefit of present and future generation, its impact on economy, industry, and energy. It also studies new elements related to the differential impact of energy carbon tax on income classes. We developed 'Overlapping Generation Equilibrium model' which consists of eleven industry, three income classes, time span of 100 years. Scenario analysis was performed for the case of the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions by 20 percent in 2010 and afterward in comparison with its 'Business As Usual' path. Three major analysis preformed are as follows: 1. Numerical computation was done on the differential impact of the carbon tax on three income classes. 2. The impact on various generation was calculated. 3. Most importantly, the hypothesis of 'Double Dividend' was tested. This study cautiously concludes that carbon tax recycling by the reduction of the corporate income tax may increase GDP despite the reduction of the emissions of carbon dioxides. The results of this

  4. Computational Framework for Optimal Carbon Taxes Based on Electric Supply Chain Considering Transmission Constraints and Losses

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    Yu-Chi Wu

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available A modeling and computational framework is presented for the determination of optimal carbon taxes that apply to electric power plants in the context of electric power supply chain with consideration of transmission constraints and losses. In order to achieve this goal, a generalized electric power supply chain network equilibrium model is used. Under deregulation, there are several players in electrical market: generation companies, power suppliers, transmission service providers, and consumers. Each player in this model tries to maximize its own profit and competes with others in a noncooperative manner. The Nash equilibrium conditions of these players in this model form a finite-dimensional variational inequality problem (VIP. By solving this VIP via an extragradient method based on an interior point algorithm, the optimal carbon taxes of power plants can be determined. Numerical examples are provided to analyze the results of the presented modeling.

  5. A Carbon Exergy Tax Evaluation Based on the Efficient Use of Energy Resources: A Case Study

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    Massimo Santarelli

    2000-09-01

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    An instrument to promote the CO2 emission reductions, taking the Kyoto Protocol goal into account, can be the assignment to energy conversion plants of a monetary charge linked to their specific emission intensity. Once the choice of a charge is defined, the next problem is the choice of a strategy to determine the amount of the imposed charge, named Carbon Tax (CT.

    In this paper an analytical procedure for the Carbon Tax evaluation is proposed and applied. This approach is based on the concept of Efficiency Penalty of the energy system, that represents the evaluation of the cost of the exergy destroyed inside the system and the cost of the exergy rejected in the biosphere with the plant wastes; the Efficiency Penalty term is coupled with the evaluation of the Index of CO2 Emission, which connects the amount of the CO2 emitted by the plant with the Second Law efficiency of the plant itself. The evaluated charge on the CO2 emissions is defined as Carbon Exergy Tax (CET. The procedure is applied here to the analysis of a 700 MW combined plant burning fossil fuels in two different configurations: a typical natural gas fired combined plant, and a coal fired combined plant burning coal in a Pressurised Fluidised Bed Combustor (PFBC.

  6. A Multi-Objective Unit Commitment Model for Setting Carbon Tax to Reduce CO2 Emission: Thailand's Electricity Generation Case

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    Nuchjarin Intalar

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Carbon tax policy is a cost-effective instrument for emission reduction. However, setting the carbon tax is one of the challenging task for policy makers as it will lead to higher price of emission-intensive sources especially the utility price. In a large-scale power generation system, minimizing the operational cost and the environmental impact are conflicting objectives and it is difficult to find the compromise solution. This paper proposes a methodology of finding a feasible carbon tax rate on strategic level using the operational unit commitment model. We present a multi-objective mixed integer linear programming model to solve the unit commitment problem and consider the environmental impacts. The methodology of analyzing of the effect of carbon tax rates on the power generation, operating cost, and CO2 emission is also provided. The trade-off relationship between total operating cost and total CO2 emission is presented in the Pareto-optimal curve to analyze the feasible carbon tax rate that is influencing on electricity operating cost. The significant outcome of this paper is a modeling framework for the policy makers to determine the possible carbon tax that can be imposed on the electricity generation.

  7. Can a unilateral carbon tax reduce emissions elsewhere?

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    Elliott, Joshua [Chicago Univ., IL (United States); Fullerton, Don [Illinois Univ., Champaign, IL (United States)

    2013-02-15

    One country that tries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions may fear that other countries get a competitive advantage and increase emissions (''leakage''). Estimates from computable general equilibrium (CGE) models such as Elliott et al (2010a,b) indicate that 15% to 25% of abatement might be offset by leakage. Yet the Fullerton et al (2012) analytical general equilibrium model shows an offsetting term with negative leakage. To derive analytical expressions, their model is quite simple, with only one good from each country or sector, a fixed stock of capital, competitive markets, and many identical consumers that purchase both goods. Their model is not intended to be realistic, but only to demonstrate the potential for negative leakage. Most CGE models do not allow for negative leakage. In this paper, we use a full CGE model with many countries and many goods to measure effects in a way that allows for negative leakage. We vary elasticities of substitution and confirm the analytical model's prediction that negative leakage depends on the ability of consumers to substitute into the untaxed good and the ability of firms to substitute from carbon emissions into labor or capital.

  8. Tax on the carbon: application test in Brazil; Taxa sobre o carbono: ensaio de aplicacao no Brasil

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    Suarez, Miriam Liliana Hinostroza; Guerra, Sinclair Mallet-Guy [Universidade Estadual de Campinas, SP (Brazil). Faculdade de Engenharia Mecanica. Dept. de Energia]. E-mail: miriam@fem.unicamp.br; sguerra@fem.unicamp.br

    1999-07-01

    The aim of the work is to introduce an environmental policy formulated on the basis in tax on carbon related to the fossil fuels consumption. In this context, the article presents a methodology to calculate the levies per fuels and per sector due to each ton of carbon dioxide emitted. The results are commented.

  9. The distributional effects of carbon and energy taxes: the cases of France, Spain, Italy, Germany and UK

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    Symons, E.J. [Keele Univ., Economics Dept., Keele (United Kingdom); Speck, S. [Regional Environmental Centre for Central and Eastern Europe, Budapest (Hungary); Proops, J.L.R. [Keele Univ., School of Politics, International Relations and the Environment, Keele (United Kingdom)

    2002-07-01

    This paper examines the likely immediate impact effect of some pollution taxes on the tax burden of households in a number of European countries. The total effect on households of such taxes is assessed using input-output analysis. Thus both the direct effect of taxes, through increased fuel prices, and the indirect effect, through increased prices of other goods, can be assessed simultaneously. This input-output approach allows the generation of direct plus indirect pollution intensities for all household consumption categories, for, in principle, a number of pollutants (CO{sub 2}, SO{sub 2}, NO{sub x}, particulates). These intensities could then be used to assess the impact on households of pollution taxes. This paper concentrates on CO{sub 2} and energy, performing a static analysis of the effect of a tax on the carbon or energy content of goods using the known consumption patterns for the various countries, both in aggregate and for different income groups. This allows a first assessment of the regressive/progressive effects of such taxes and an indication of consumer welfare loss. (Author)

  10. The impacts of electricity dispatch protocols on the emission reductions due to wind power and carbon tax.

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    Yu, Yang; Rajagopal, Ram

    2015-02-17

    Two dispatch protocols have been adopted by electricity markets to deal with the uncertainty of wind power but the effects of the selection between the dispatch protocols have not been comprehensively analyzed. We establish a framework to compare the impacts of adopting different dispatch protocols on the efficacy of using wind power and implementing a carbon tax to reduce emissions. We suggest that a market has high potential to achieve greater emission reduction by adopting the stochastic dispatch protocol instead of the static protocol when the wind energy in the market is highly uncertain or the market has enough adjustable generators, such as gas-fired combustion generators. Furthermore, the carbon-tax policy is more cost-efficient for reducing CO2 emission when the market operates according to the stochastic protocol rather than the static protocol. An empirical study, which is calibrated according to the data from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas market, confirms that using wind energy in the Texas market results in a 12% CO2 emission reduction when the market uses the stochastic dispatch protocol instead of the 8% emission reduction associated with the static protocol. In addition, if a 6$/ton carbon tax is implemented in the Texas market operated according to the stochastic protocol, the CO2 emission is similar to the emission level from the same market with a 16$/ton carbon tax operated according to the static protocol. Correspondingly, the 16$/ton carbon tax associated with the static protocol costs 42.6% more than the 6$/ton carbon tax associated with the stochastic protocol.

  11. A new generalized carbon exergy tax: An effective rule to control global warming

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    Traverso, A.; Massardo, A.F.; Santarelli, M.; Cali, M. [University of Genoa, Genoa (Italy)

    2003-10-01

    An instrument for promoting CO{sub 2} emission reductions, taking the Kyoto Protocol goal into account, could be the assignment to energy conversion plants of a monetary charge linked to their specific emission intensity, usually called carbon tax. There are two main problems closely connected with this approach: the estimation of the charge (that must be related to the 'external' cost associated with CO{sub 2} emission) and the choice of the strategy to determine the amount of the imposed charge. In this paper an analytical procedure proposed by the authors and called carbon exergy tax (CET) for the evaluation of CO{sub 2} emission externalities is presented. It is based on the thermoeconomic analysis of energy systems, which allows second law losses to be quantified in monetary terms: the resulting cost represents the taxation that is to be applied to the energy system under examination, calculated without any arbitrary assumption. Since the complete procedure of the CET evaluation is too complex to become a feasible instrument of energy policy, hereby, after applying the procedure to some conventional and advanced power plants, gas, oil, and coal-fueled, a new generalized approach, based on the results of the complete CET procedure, is proposed. The generalized CET evaluation requires much less information about the energy system and thus a simple and effective energy policy rule to manage global warming is obtained and available.

  12. Study on Current Application of Carbon Tax and Carbon Trading%碳税和碳交易的应用现状分析

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    吴建军; 吴永刚; 常娟

    2012-01-01

    While energy saving and emission reduction require a combination of administrative, taxation and market-based mechanisms, both the carbon tax and the carbon trading can play their own role functioning as a fiscal measure and a market means. This paper, based on an analysis of the current application of both carbon tax and carbon trading in China and China's basic conditions, proposes that emphasis should be laid on systematic studies on the effects of policies of energy saving and emission reduction, the primary work for the carbon tax and carbon trading should be strengthened, and comparative studies should be conducted on carbon tax and carbon trading.%实行节能减排有行政手段、财税手段和市场机制等措施。碳税作为财税手段、碳交易作为市场手段可以发挥各自的作用。追踪碳税和碳交易的应用现状,结合我国国情,提出了重视节能减排政策的系统效果研究、加强碳税和碳交易市场的基础性工作以及进行碳税和碳交易的比较研究的相关建议。

  13. Sustainability Concept in Decision-Making: Carbon Tax Consideration for Joint Product Mix Decision

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    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Carbon emissions are receiving greater scrutiny in many countries due to international forces to reduce anthropogenic global climate change. Carbon taxation is one of the most common carbon emission regulation policies, and companies must incorporate it into their production and pricing decisions. Activity-based costing (ABC and the theory of constraints (TOC have been applied to solve product mix problems; however, a challenging aspect of the product mix problem involves evaluating joint manufactured products, while reducing carbon emissions and environmental pollution to fulfill social responsibility. The aim of this paper is to apply ABC and TOC to analyze green product mix decision-making for joint products using a mathematical programming model and the joint production data of pharmaceutical industry companies for the processing of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs in drugs for medical use. This paper illustrates that the time-driven ABC model leads to optimal joint product mix decisions and performs sensitivity analysis to study how the optimal solution will change with the carbon tax. Our findings provide insight into ‘sustainability decisions’ and are beneficial in terms of environmental management in a competitive pharmaceutical industry.

  14. Effects of carbon taxes in an economy with large informal sector and rural-urban migration

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    2013-01-01

    I build an equilibrium search and matching model of an economy with an informal sector and rural-urban migration to analyze the effects of budget-neutral green tax policy (raising pollution taxes, while cutting payroll taxes) on the labor market. The key results of the paper suggest that when general public spending varies endogenously in response to tax reform and higher energy taxes can reduce the income from self-employed work in the informal sector, green tax policy can produce a triple d...

  15. 欧美碳关税制度分析%Analysis of the Carbon Tax Custom System of Europe

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    罗延林

    2012-01-01

    The European developed country propose the carbon tax to protect it's so called competitiveness,and to avoid the carbon disclose,while the related carbon custom tax appears many inconsistent all over the world.On the basis of definition on the carbon custom tax,we can analyze the execution basement and effect of such tax,for knowing the purpose of those developed countries and it is important to get ready for it.%欧美发达国家为了所谓的保护竞争力、避免碳泄漏提出了碳关税制度,但有关碳关税的概念在国际范围内还存在不一致。在界定碳关税概念的基础上,剖析欧美碳关税制度的实施基础,分析欧美碳关税制度的效果,对认清欧美发达国家的背后目的,提早做好应对之策尤为重要。

  16. Tax regulating carbon market in Brazil: barriers and perspectives; Regulacao tributaria do mercado de carbono no Brasil: entraves e perspectivas

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    Marques, Fernando; Magalhaes, Gerusa [Madrona Hong Mazzuco Brandao - Sociedade de Advogados (MHM), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)], email: gerusa.magalhaes@mhmlaw.com.br; Parente, Virginia [Universidade de Sao Paulo (IEE/USP), SP (Brazil). Inst. de Eletrotecnica e Energia], email: vparente@iee.usp.br; Romeiro, Viviane [Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP), SP (Brazil)], email: viviromeiro@usp.br

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    The world is moving towards a low carbon economy to fight global warming caused by increases in anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs). The carbon market beckons as a promising opportunity for Brazil through Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects, which result in Certified Emission Reductions (CERs). Although Brazil is responsible for about 8% of all CDM projects in the world, there is still no specific tax regulation for CERs, thus hindering the development of carbon market in Brazil. It is essential that Brazil have a consistent internal framework which guarantees to potential investors a minimum security on the legal and fiscal operations of CERs. There are government institutions, considering the current law and that, given the number of bills being processed in Congress, are not definitive. Such bills have different understandings for the legal classification of CERs and the related tax treatment. This article supports an urgent need for a regulatory tax system for CERs, proposing a tax exemption on transactions involving CERs in order to encourage the effective development of carbon markets in Brazil in the context of the currently international legal system in which Kyoto Protocol is based. (author)

  17. 我国碳税征收效应分析及实施措施%The Implementation and Analysis of Effects of Carbon Tax in China

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    项勇; 任宏

    2011-01-01

    在对碳排放权和碳税征收比较分析基础上,探讨了碳税征收所产生的经济效应、收入分配及福利效应、环境效应,并结合我国现在的实际情况,从碳税征收对象、征税标的、碳税税率制定、碳税减免、碳税收入使用几个方面提出了实施碳税征收的建议。%The paper discusses the economic effects, income distribution and welfare effects, environmental effects of carbon tax on the basis of comparative analysis about carbon emissions and carbon tax. Then combined with the actual situation in China, it puts forward the proposal to implement a carbon tax from carbon tax targets, the subject, carbon tax rate, carbon tax credits, and the use of carbon tax revenue.

  18. Comparative Research on Carbon Trading and Carbon Tax Mechanism%碳交易与碳税机制比较研究

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    曹裕; 王子彦

    2015-01-01

    碳税和碳交易作为主要的碳减排政策工具被大多数重视碳减排的国家所采用。基于对比碳税与碳交易在理论基础、效果成本、减排效果、监督机制以及未来适应性等方面的差异,结合两种政策的执行现状和中国国情,中国应建立碳排放交易与适度碳税相结合的复合政策,降低碳排量,以应对日益凸显的环境问题。%Carbon taxes and carbon trading,as the main carbon reduction policy tools,have been adopted by countries which pay attention to carbon emissions.By comparing the differences between carbon taxes and carbon trading in theoretical basis,policy cost,reducing effect,super-vision mechanism and future adaptability.Considering China's national conditions,it is recom-mended to establish a reduction mechanism based on carbon tax system combined with carbon trading system to reduce carbon emission,which will hopefully solve the increasingly prominent environmental problems.

  19. Analysis of Path and Effect of Carbon Tax Achieving Carbon Emission Reduction%碳税减排路径与效果辨析

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    陈丽萍; 李彤; 杨红雄

    2013-01-01

      中国面临着温室气体减排的巨大压力,碳税辅以碳排放权交易是适合我国国情的有效减排政策工具。文章深入分析了我国实行碳税的现实条件,对碳税税制要素、税率、征税环节、税收收入的归属与使用、税收减免与补偿等相关政策配套的相互作用机制和减排效果进行了探讨,提出通过多种模型和方法的综合应用对碳税的技术路径进行设计;揭示动态条件下碳税税制要素的构成与选择;指出税率是碳税政策实施的关键环节,且存在最优的碳税减排税率;辨析中性税收实施方式下多方利益关系的协调和最优税收返还模式;分析碳税及其政策配套的减排效果、对经济活动的影响,提出适合我国实际的碳税政策实施建议。%Abatract:China is facing the huge pressure of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.Carbon tax with complementary of carbon emissions trading is an effective policy tool of reducing emissions adapting to Chinese national situation.The paper analyzes the current conditions of implementing carbon tax,researched deeply carbon tax key factors,tax rate,taxation procedure,al⁃location and use of revenue,remission and compensation of revenue,mechanism of reciprocity and effect of reducing emission. The paper inculdes that the technological path of carbon tax is designed by integrating models and methodologies,the composi⁃tion and selection of key factors of carbon tax system are proposed in dynamic condition.It is pointed that the key of implement⁃ing carbon tax policy is tax rate and optimal tax rate is existed.Then,coordination of multilateral benefits and pattern of opti⁃mal revenue return under neutral tax are analyzed.Finally,the effect of carbon tax and it’s correlative policies,and the ef⁃fect on economy are analyzed,and the advice of implementing carbon tax policy adapting to Chinese situation is put forward.

  20. Effects of a carbon tax on microgrid combined heat and power adoption

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    Siddiqui, Afzal S.; Marnay, Chris; Edwards, Jennifer L.; Firestone, Ryan M.; Ghosh, Srijay; Stadler, Michael

    2004-11-01

    This paper describes the economically optimal adoption and operation of distributed energy resources (DER) by a hypothetical California microgrid consisting of a group of commercial buildings over an historic test year, 1999. The optimization is conducted using a customer adoption model (DER-CAM) developed at Berkeley Lab and implemented in the General Algebraic Modeling System (GAMS). A microgrid is a semiautonomous grouping of electricity and heat loads interconnected to the existing utility grid (macrogrid) but able to island from it. The microgrid minimizes the cost of meeting its energy requirements (consisting of both electricity and heat loads) by optimizing the installation and operation of DER technologies while purchasing residual energy from the local combined natural gas and electricity utility. The available DER technologies are small-scale generators (< 500 kW), such as reciprocating engines, microturbines, and fuel cells, with or without combined heat and power (CHP) equipment, such as water and space heating and/or absorption cooling. By introducing a tax on carbon emissions, it is shown that if the microgrid is allowed to install CHP-enabled DER technologies, its carbon emissions are mitigated more than without CHP, demonstrating the potential benefits of small-scale CHP technology for climate change mitigation. Reciprocating engines with heat recovery and/or absorption cooling tend to be attractive technologies for the mild southern California climate, but the carbon mitigation tends to be modest compared to purchasing utility electricity because of the predominance of relatively clean central station generation in California.

  1. Controversy of International Carbon-motivated Border Tax Adjustment and Its Impact on China's Manufacturing Industries%Controversy of International Carbon-motivated Border Tax Adjustment and Its Impact on China's Manufacturing Industries

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    Shen Keting

    2011-01-01

    Carbon-motivated border tax adjustment (BTA) aims to compensate for the loss of competitiveness of carbon intensive products due to carbon dioxide abatement actions. Based on the analysis of the international background of carbon-motivated BTAs, this paper discusses the fundamental motivation leading to US policy transformation, the potential impacts of the policy on China's manufacturing industries, and the compatibility of the policy to WTO rules. Carbon-motivated BTAs violate the fundamental principle of the UNFCCC, and potentially conflict with the core WTO principle of non-discrimination reflected in the GATT Articles 1 and III. However, Article XX of the GATT may be applicable. Thus, the author suggests several measures to alleviate the impacts of carbon-motivated BTAs, and puts forward countermeasures based on carbon consumption per capita.

  2. 我国碳税立法模式的选择%On the Mode of Chinese Carbon Tax Legislation

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    曾福城; 赵艺才

    2016-01-01

    Nowadays the introduction of carbon tax is necessary and practical in China .In reality there are two different modes of carbon tax legislation :“Independent”legislative mode and“integrative”leg‐islative mode .Both have their ow n advantages and disadvantages .Based on the status quo in China and the national acceptability ,this paper respectively analyzes the two legislative modes and accord‐ingly arrives at the conclusion that integrative environmental tax mode turns out to be the best choice for China's current carbon tax legislation mode .%时下,碳税的开征有着现实的必要和可行性。在碳税的立法模式上有“独立型”立法模式和“融入型”立法模式两种不同的形态,二者各有优劣。立足我国的基本国情与充分考虑国民的可接受性,基于不同的碳税立法模式评析,最终认为融入环境税模式才是我国当前碳税立法模式的最佳选择。

  3. Need a carbon tax be socially regressive? True challenges and wrong debates; La fiscalite sur le carbone est-elle forcement injuste? Vrais defis et faux debats

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    Combet, E.; Ghersi, F.; Hourcade, J.Ch.; Thery, D

    2009-02-15

    This research aims at clearing up misunderstandings about the distributive impacts of carbon taxes, which proved to be a decisive obstacle to their further consideration in public debates. It highlights the gap between partial equilibrium analyses, which are close to the agents' perception of the costs of taxation, and general equilibrium analyses, which better capture its ultimate consequences. It shows that the real impact on households' income inequality is not mechanically determined by the initial energy budgets and their flexibilities but also depends upon the way tax revenues are recycled and its general equilibrium consequences. The comparison of five tax-recycling schemes highlights the existence of trade-off between maximizing total consumption, maximizing the consumption of the low-income classes and reducing income inequality. (authors)

  4. Japan's Carbon Tax Practice and Its Enlightenment to China%日本碳税实践经验及启示

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    李美琴

    2014-01-01

    The 2014 Government Work Report has stated to legislate environment tax, but at present there exists some con-troversy about whether imposing carbon tax in environment tax or not. Japan carried out its carbon tax scheme since 2007; it has achieved great achievement and gained rich experience. Based on detailed analysis of Japan's carbon tax scheme and Chi-na's actual situation, this article put forward 4 enlightenment to China: imposing tax rates from a low starting point and then increasing it gradually according to China's national condition; combining carbon tax with the present energy tax; establishing preferential policy and supporting measures; strengthening the carbon tax propaganda and supervision.%2014年政府工作报告指出要做好环保税立法相关工作,而目前国内关于环保税中碳税的开征仍存在着争议。日本自2007年开始实施碳税方案以来,取得了明显的成效,在碳税实践方面拥有着丰富的经验。因此,本文在对日本碳税实践方案以及我国实际情况进行深入研究与分析的基础上,提出日本碳税实践经验对中国的四点启示:中国开征碳税应从国情出发,低起点、有步骤地推进碳税开征;将碳税与现有的能源税收相结合;做好课税的相关优惠政策与配套工作;加强碳税宣传与监督。

  5. 开征碳税的条件及碳税的动态调整%Condition and Dynamic Adjustment of Carbon Tax

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    张博; 徐承红

    2013-01-01

    当今世界上,保护环境已是人类共识.有多种环境政策可供选择,其中之一就是开征碳税.在环境经济学领域,开征碳税是否对控制污染真正有效,自何时起开征碳税更恰当,如何动态地调整碳税税率,等等,都是重要问题.近年来,中国政府也正筹划开征碳税.因此,就中国碳税政策的制定而言,对此类问题的研究也是迫切的.最近,Sinn提出的所谓绿色悖论倍受关注.他认为,开征碳税势必加速自然资源的开采速度,因此反而会加剧环境污染.本文针对于一个完全竞争市场经济,建立了一个单税种模型,否定了Sinn的绿色悖论,同时探讨了开征碳税的条件和最优的动态碳税调整路径,分析了开征碳税的时效问题.主要结论有:开征碳税越早越好,其效力越强;可分区域分别开征不同税率的碳税,发达地区较高,欠发达地区较低;在欠发达地区可仅开征碳税,而在发达地区,要开征碳税与碳交易同时并举;要定期向民众问卷,以掌握其对污染的承受能力,进而对碳税进行动态的调整.%In today's world,environmental protection has been a consensus of all people.There are many optional environmental policies to use,one of which is carbon taxation.In the field of environmental economics,whether carbon taxation is effective for pollution control,when is more suitable to start to levy carbon tax,how to adjust carbon tax rate dynamically,are important issues.Recently,China's government has been planning to levy carbon tax.Therefore,it is urgent to carry out the research on carbon tax.Lately,Sinn posed the so-called Green Paradox which has attracted great attention.In his view,levy of carbon tax will increase the speed of natural resources exploitation and hence aggravate environmental pollution.In this paper,we set up a single tax model for an economy with completely competitive markets,by which we negate Sinn's Green Paradox.In addition,we present a

  6. An alternative policy evaluation of the British Columbia carbon tax: broadening the application of Elinor Ostrom's design principles for managing common-pool resources

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    Karine Lacroix

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Climate change is putting infrastructure, food supply, water resources, ecosystems, and human health at risk. These risks will be exacerbated depending on the degree of additional greenhouse gas emissions. Urgent action is needed to limit the severity of impacts associated with further warming. British Columbia (BC has taken action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from carbon-based fuels by introducing a carbon tax in 2008. As an innovative approach to climate change mitigation, especially in North America, studies evaluating its effectiveness are valuable. We assessed the long-term viability potential of the BC carbon tax using common pool resource design principles, a novel application of the design principles to environmental policy. We found that the design principles can be applied productively to environmental policy and larger scale air pollution problems. With regard to the BC carbon tax, our findings suggest that closer monitoring of user behavior, further increases of the tax over time, and pursuing efforts for a more elaborate system of nested enterprises and interjurisdictional cooperation could increase the long-term success of the BC carbon tax. We also found that the design principles allowed us to more comprehensively reach conclusions regarding the broader effectiveness of the tax when compared to existing policy analysis. Traditionally, climate policy evaluation has focused on the end goal without considering broader constraints and issues of resource allocation. We suggest that common pool resource theory, which is based on strong theoretical principles and encourages reflexivity, will be able to address those limitations.

  7. 国际碳税方案的比较分析%Comparative Analysis of International Carbon Tax Options

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    王珲

    2012-01-01

    碳税作为一种控制二氧化碳排放的经济手段受到许多学者的青睐,国外一些学者主张通过在国际层面实行碳税来实现全球二氧化碳减排的目标,并提出了不同的设计构想.但至今仍没有研究者对国际上的国际碳税提议进行系统的归纳.对已有国际碳税提议进行归纳和分析即成为本文的目的.本文将已有典型的国际碳税提议归纳成四种方案,即统一的国际税方案、有差异的国际税方案、统一的国内税方案和国内税+边境调节税方案,分别阐述了每种方案的内容和特征,并运用比较分析的方法从成本效益、公平性、参与广泛性及可操作性四个方面对所归纳的四种方案进行对比分析.通过分析得出,如果仅基于成本效益、公平性、参与广泛性及可操作性四个指标,前三种方案差别不大,但都明显优于第四种方案,因此第四种方案是最劣的.但如果考虑到方案实行的现实条件和推动力,最劣的第四种方案是短期内最可能实现的,并且,最优的国际碳税方案可能需由最劣的方案逐次演化而成,而难以直接实现.%As one of the economic policies to control carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, carbon tax is favored by many scholars. Some foreign scholars advocate that carbon tax should be implemented worldwide to reach the goal of global carbon emission abatement and put forth a few different proposals. However, so far, there is no study focusing on the summary and induction of these proposals. In this article the existing proposals are summarized and analyzed. The Typical proposals are sorted into four international carbon tax options, which are Uniform International Taxes, Non-uniform International Taxes, Harmonized Domestic Taxes and Domestic Taxes and Border-Tax Adjustment, and their main contents and features are described respectively, followed by comparisons of these options in the perspectives of cost-effectiveness, equity

  8. 碳税理论及其实践经验借鉴%Carbon Tax Theory and its Practical Experience Reference

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    张程; 马志良

    2012-01-01

    碳税作为二氧化碳减排的有效经济手段,正在日益受到重视。文章通过比较碳税在一些发达国家的实践经验以及对中国开征碳税的相关实证研究成果进行总结,认为中国确有实施碳税的必要。我国在开征碳税以达到碳减排目标的同时,鉴于简化税制和避免居民生活成本上升过快的考虑,应注重碳税与现有环境税类税种及税收政策的整合,并对能源密集性以及与居民生活日常相关的行业采用较低的碳税税率;由于中国的经济结构与发达国家存在本质区别,应采取有效措施防止碳税对经济增长和就业的负面冲击。%As an effective economic measure in cutting carbon dioxide emissions, carbon tax is gaining more and more attention. Through comparative studies of practical experience of carbon tax in some developed countries and by collecting relevant empirical research results of carbon tax in china, this paper finds out that china really has the necessity of implementing carbon tax. In view of simplifying tax system and avoiding the skyrocket of living cost while levying carbon tax to attain the aim of cutting carbon dioxide emission, china should lay emphasis on the integration of carbon tax with environment taxes, and apply low tax rates to energy insensitive industry and industries closely re- lated to residents' daily life. In addition, due to the essential difference between economic structures in china and developed countries, china should take effective measures to avoid the negative impact on economic growth and employment when levying carbon tax.

  9. Probing into China haying carbon tax levying problem%我国开展碳税征收有关问题探讨

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    王军

    2012-01-01

    Our country has become the biggest in the world energy consumption and the second largest emissions of carbon dioxide co2 country imposing carbon taxes energy reduction horn is it.Paper from pigouvian taxes and double bonus theory,reviewed the international community for different policy of carbon taxes on the basis of our national conditions and argues for the carbon taxes imposed on the significance of the feasibility and reality,our tax policy for the three principles and the length of the tax element different design solutions.%我国已成为世界最大的能源消费国与全球第二大二氧化碳CO2排放国,开征碳税节能减排的号角日渐吹响。本文从庇古税和双重红利理论出发,在简要回顾了国际社会不同碳税政策优劣的基础上,结合我国国情论证了我国开展碳税征收的重要意义和现实可行性,提出了我国开展碳税政策的三大原则和长短不同时期的税制要素设计方案。

  10. Is Carbon Motivated Border Tax Justifiable?%碳关税的合理性何在?

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    林伯强; 李爱军

    2012-01-01

    2012年1月,欧盟将航空业纳入碳交易体系,意味着碳关税正式付诸实践。由于巨大的二氧化碳排放量和排放增量,中国将会受到碳关税问题的冲击。然而,碳关税可以降低中国二氧化碳排放量,能源税、碳税等措施同样也可以降低中国二氧化碳排放量。那么,哪种碳减排措施是更为有效的碳减排工具?换句话讲,碳关税是不是一个有效的碳减排工具,在碳减排问题上是否具有合理性?本文采用多国CGE模型进行分析,试图回答这些问题。结果表明,碳关税与碳关税等效措施的影响存在显著差异。相比较而言,碳关税会导致较高的碳减排成本,较高的碳泄漏率,对世界二氧化碳减排的贡献相对较小。因而,碳关税不具有合理性。不过,碳关税却是有效的威胁手段,因为它可以迫使发展中国家采用碳减排措施。%Carbon motivated border tax (CMBT for short) came into practice when EU levied airline carbon tax in January 2012. Due to large carbon emissions and incremental carbon emissions, China would face the challenge of CMBT. CMBT could reduce China's carbon emissions, and energy tax or carbon tax (termed as CMBT -emission-equivalent policies) in China could also reduce carbon emissions. Then, which policy option would be more effective to reduce carbon emissions.9 Put it differently, could carbon emissions reduction justify CMBT? The paper applies a muhination CGE trying to analyze and answer these questions. Our simulation results based on CGE model indicate that there would be significant differences in the effects between CMBT and CMBT-emission-equivalent policies. Compared to CMBT -emission-equivalent policies, CMBT would be more costly in reducing carbon emissions, resulting in high carbon leakage rate, and contribute less to world's emission reduction. Therefore, carbon emissions reduciton alone will not justify CMBT. However, CMBT could

  11. Comparative Analysis of Carbon Tax and Carbon Trade and Research Dynamic%碳税和碳交易研究动态

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    耿泽洲; 杨大鹏

    2012-01-01

    人口、能源、环境是21世纪3个最大的议题。全球性气候变暖作为环境议题之首,已经并且继续给我们的家园带来灾难与不幸。严格控制二氧化碳排放量已刻不容缓。2012年1月1日,欧盟航空业碳排放交易机制正式生效,引起各个国家的广泛关注。我国也逐渐将二氧化碳排放控制纳入日程。如何系统而有效地控制二氧化碳排放量在我国依然处于摸索阶段。探讨分析了控制碳排放的两种最主要手段的优势与缺陷,使我们更加理智地应对环境问题。%Population, resource and environment have become the most important theme in 21st centenary. The global war- ming has been bringing too many disasters and too much misfortune to us and thus we have to control the amount of carbon e- mission released directly to the atmosphere. Since Jan. 1, 2012, EU has imposed taxs on aircraft industry, increasing a wide discussion about whether it is right and impartial for EU to collect the carbon tax unilaterally. Chinese authority gradu- ally includes the administrations of carbon emission in the agenda. Since Chinese goveronment doesn' t have too much expe- rience on how to control carbon emission, comparing two of the most prevalent measures--carbon tax and carbon trade--will help us deal with environment problems better.

  12. Development and Rethinking of Carbon-tax Research in China%我国碳税研究的进展及反思

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    胡新婷

    2011-01-01

    In the period of "low-carbon" economy development, carbon-tax has become the focus of researchers in financing field. In recent years, research results of carbon-tax began to increase, based on the conception and connotation of carbon-tax, the author induced the necessity and possibility of carbon-tax, the influence of carbon-tax to economy development of China and the design of carbon-tax system in China, and finally concluded the development and insufficiency of carbon-tax research in China, got the conclusion that the current carbon-tax research failed to emphasize the sufficient public options process, and barely considered the historic evolution and the optimistic design, especially discussed the carbon-tax law to ensure the imple- mentation which worth of people's thoughts and considerations.%在"低碳经济"发展的时代,碳税成为财政领域的学者们广泛关注的焦点。近年来碳税的研究成果开始增加,笔者在理清碳税的概念和内涵的基础上,对碳税开征的必要性和可能性、碳税对我国经济的影响以及我国碳税制度的设计等方面的文献进行整理和归纳,最后总结出目前我国在碳税研究上的发展和不足,认为碳税研究并没有强调充分的公共选择过程、也很少考虑税制的历史演进和最优设计,尤其从法学的角度考虑碳税立法来保障碳税的合法实施等问题也值得人们去思考和研究。

  13. Tax Policy Research on Promoting Carbon Emission Reductions%促进碳减排的碳税政策研究

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    刘晓凤; 刘羽裳; 姜静

    2015-01-01

    二氧化碳气体的排放引发的资源和环境问题日益受到各国关注,碳减排已经是各国可持续发展亟需解决的重要问题。现有文献在碳税的理论基础上探讨了实施碳税会给我国带来的问题与影响,分析了国外碳税的发展状况,研究了我国开征碳税的具体内容与相关的政策。%the problem of the resources and environment caused byexcessive carbon dioxide emissions has increasingly been paid attention to andreducing carbon emissions has become the most important issue for countries to promote sustainable development. On the basis of the existing literature on the theory of carbon tax, the issue and the impact of carbon tax on China has been discussed,the development of abroad carbon tax has been analyzed and thespecific contents and related policy measures on carbon tax in China are studied in the article.

  14. 基于 CGE 模型的碳税政策模拟分析%Policy Simulation of Carbon Tax Based on CGE Model

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    李创

    2014-01-01

    As one of market methods controlling effectively the carbon emissions , carbon tax has been adopting by more and more governments all over the world , and China is studying carbon tax policy . Under this background , based on CGE (Computable General E-quilibrium ) model , the paper studied the effect of carbon tax policy on the main macroeconomic indexes , industrial production and price , the quantity and intensity of carbon dioxide emissions , and energy demand , in order to provide some references for designing our carbon tax .%碳税作为有效控制碳排放的市场化手段之一,正日渐被各国政府采纳,而我国的碳税政策正处于研究试验阶段。基于以上背景,本文采用可计算的一般均衡模型,分别研究了5种碳税税率下,碳税政策对主要宏观经济指标、各部门产出与价格、二氧化碳排放量及排放强度、能源需求的影响进行了研究,以期为我国碳税政策设计提供参考。

  15. The Carbon Tax Reform under the Mode of Low-carbon Economy in China%低碳经济模式下的我国碳税改革思考

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    陈旭玲

    2012-01-01

    the mode of low-carbon economy is the main way to achieve our economic and social sustainable development. As a powerful tool to promote energy conservation and address climate change, Carbon tax is applied by the international community. With the trend of the global low carbon economy, research and design the carbon tax policy to meet the condition of our country is imperative. Reform of the carbon tax levies on oil, chemical companies, the tax base is to estimate the amount of carbon emissions, the tax burden of carbon tax should not be high, and we should set the tax relief measures to reduce the burden on enterprises.%低碳经济模式是实现我国经济社会可持续发展的主要途径。碳税作为促进节能减排、应对气候变化的有力工具被国际社会广泛应用。在全球发展低碳经济的趋势下,研究与设计符合我国国情的碳税政策势在必行。碳税改革的征收对象主要为石油、化工企业,税基采用碳排放的估算量,碳税的税负宜低不宜高,应设定减免税措施,降低企业负担。

  16. Tax Policy and Carbon Emissions Research Based on STIRPAT Model%基于STIRPAT模型的税收政策与碳排放问题研究

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    铁卫; 宋爽

    2015-01-01

    This paper based on the STIRPAT model with the level of economic development ,energy intensi‐ty ,industrial structure ,city level ,degree of openness on variable ,to measure its impact on China’s carbon emissions by introducing the resource tax ,consumption tax ,vehicle purchase tax and other related taxes on carbon emission reduction .The results show that :in the current carbon emission tax ,resource tax ,con‐sumption tax impact of the effect is w eak ,and the vehicle purchase tax by the indirect effect of fossil energy consumption limits on carbon emissions significantly .Based on the above results ,to improve the existing carbon emission reduction tax policy recommendations ,through the construction of green taxation system , under the premise of ensuring sustained economic grow th ,to successfully achieve the emission reduction targets .%文章在含有经济发展水平、能源强度、产业结构、城市化水平、贸易开放度等变量的STIRPAT模型的基础上,通过引入资源税、消费税、车辆购置税等碳减排相关税种来度量其对我国碳排量的影响作用。结果表明:在现行碳减排相关税种中,资源税、消费税的影响作用微弱,而车辆购置税通过间接限制化石能源的消费对碳排量的影响较为显著。基于以上结果,提出完善现行碳减排相关税种的政策建议,以期通过构建绿色税收体系,在保证经济持续增长的前提下,顺利实现碳减排目标。

  17. Effects of Introduction Carbon Tax on China' s Economy%征收碳税对中国经济影响的实证

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    刘洁; 李文

    2011-01-01

    近年来,中国CO2排放置显著增加,已引起社会各界的广泛关注.碳税作为最有效的经济手段之一,适时开征,不仅是我国应对气候变化、节能减排的要求,也是中国承担相应的国际责任的要求.本文根据中国各省(市、自治区)能源消费量及相关系数对相关能源产品使用产生的CO2排放量进行了核算,并依据国际实践经验拟定了三种不同情景的碳税税率.利用1999 - 2007年间的省际面板数据,通过面板数据模型定量分析了征收碳税对中国经济的影响,特别是对经济增长、能源消耗影响.研究表明:①征收碳税会降低社会总产出,对经济增长具有消极影响,从长期看,随着碳税体制完善,税率逐步提高,这种消极影响将逐渐减弱;②征收碳税可以提高能源的产出效率,降低能源要素的使用,减少CO2的排放;③碳税税率提高会减小劳动和资本要素之间的收入分配差距.因此,碳税开征具有明显的节能减排效果,且能有效地调整要素间收入分配.但是受中国现阶段经济发展水平的制约,碳税对中国经济冲击较大,短期内暂不适合开征.%In recent years, China's carbon dioxide emissions have increased significantly, and aroused wide attention of the whole society. Carbon tax is one of the most effective economic means. Taxing on carbon dioxide at proper opportunity is not only China' s response to climate change, energy consumption and emission reduction but also China' s response to assuming corresponding international responsibility. According to the Chinese provincial energy consumption and the correlation coefficient of energy products, this paper accounted the carbon dioxide emissions of fossil energy products, then setting three different carbon tax rates according to the accounting data and international practice experience. Using a panel data model and the panel data of China's provinces from 1999 -2007,we quantitatively analyzed

  18. What would be the effects of a carbon tax in Japan: an historic analysis of subsidies and fuel pricing on the iron & steel, chemical, and machinery industries

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    Takako Wakiyama

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available This study examines how a carbon tax could affect industrial-related carbon dioxide (CO2 emissions in Japan. Rather than forecasting the effects of a tax, the paper employs a time-series autoregressive moving average (ARMA model to determine how past subsidies and fuel price changes affected investments in energy and carbon intensity in Japan’s iron & steel, chemical, and machinery industries from 1993 to 2004. The results suggest the impacts varied greatly across industries. In the iron & steel industry, subsidies and price changes produced negligible effects on investments in energy and carbon intensity. This may be because existing iron & steel technologies have long lifetimes and substantial replacement costs. It may also be because the few large companies dominating the industry were relatively immune to subsidy provisions and pricing changes. In the chemical industry, subsidies and fuel prices gave rise to investments that improved carbon and energy intensity. This may be because the industry has relatively higher operation costs that could be cut easily given financial incentives. In the machinery industry, two of three fuel price changes (oil and gas, but not subsidy provisions, yielded improvements in carbon and energy intensity. This may reflect the heterogeneity of companies and products comprising the industry. Overall, the study underscores that policymakers need to tailor the rates and revenue recycling provisions of a carbon tax to an industry’s unique features to stimulate CO2 reductions.

  19. Urban Economic Development under Low Carbon Tax and Financial System%低碳财税金融系统下的城市经济发展

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    李锦霖

    2012-01-01

    Development of low carbon economy encounters many difficulties such as technology and capital. Finance and tax measures provide reference for solving capital bottleneck to help the development of low carbon economy. Through analyzing Chinas present situation of urban low carbon economy, appropriate tax and financial instruments were chosen to promote the development of urban low carbon economy.%城市低碳经济的发展面临技术、资金等难题,财税金融的发展给低碳经济解决资金瓶颈提供借鉴,通过分析我国城市低碳经济发展现状,选择相适应低碳财税金融工具,针对性建议推动城市低碳经济发展.

  20. 基于减排效应的能源类企业碳税政策的优化选择研究%Optimization Choices of Carbon Tax Policies for Energy Enterprises Based on Effects of Carbon Emissions Reduction

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    聂华林; 周建鹏; 张华

    2011-01-01

    能源类企业是经济中能源消费和碳排放的重要主体,如何减少这类企业的碳排放量是衡量政府碳税政策有效性的重要依据。本文通过构建一个代表性能源类企业的二氧化碳减排效应模型,分析在不同的碳税政策情形下,企业生产要素投入品相对价格的变化如何影响企业的生产决策,以及由此产生的二氧化碳减排效应。分析表明:①企业的二氧化碳减排效应取决于具体碳税政策带来的替代效应、收入效应、碳税政策之间的"相互作用"效应以及生产要素投入品的需求弹性等因素;②从外部性理论来看,单独征税(或者提供补贴)能够带来较好的减排效应,是最好的碳税政策,但是本文的算例则证明:在当前环境税收体系不完善的条件下,采用征收碳税和提供补贴的复合碳税政策带来的减排效应最好,单独提供补贴的减排效应次之,单独征收碳税的减排效应不明显。基于以上分析结果,本文给出了相应的证明和解释,并提出了在当前环境税负条件下,政府选择减排效应最大化的碳税政策的具体建议。%Energy enterprises are the main energy consumer and carbon emitter in an economy. Reducing enterprises’ carbon emissions during processes of production is an important standard to evaluate the effectiveness of the government’s carbon tax policy. By establishing a model of carbon emissions reduction effect for a representative energy enterprise, this study analyzed changes in input factor price, how to affect decision of production, and resulting effects of carbon emissions reduction under different government’s carbon tax policies. Results indicate that 1) effects of energy enterprises’ carbon emissions reduction are affected by varying factors, such as substitution effect, income effect, and interaction effect of carbon tax programs, and the elasticity of input factors. 2) According to the welfare

  1. An alternative policy evaluation of the British Columbia carbon tax: broadening the application of Elinor Ostrom's design principles for managing common-pool resources

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    Karine Lacroix; Garrett Richards

    2015-01-01

    Climate change is putting infrastructure, food supply, water resources, ecosystems, and human health at risk. These risks will be exacerbated depending on the degree of additional greenhouse gas emissions. Urgent action is needed to limit the severity of impacts associated with further warming. British Columbia (BC) has taken action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from carbon-based fuels by introducing a carbon tax in 2008. As an innovative approach to climate change mitigation, especially...

  2. Research on Technical Draft Regulation of EU Maritime Transport Carbon Tax%欧盟海运碳税技术基础法规草案解读

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    刘艳玲; 王海; 高晶

    2014-01-01

    Besides the airline carbon tax, the European parliament and the Council levy the carbon tax plan on maritime transport. As the fundamental technical document of carbon transaction and maritime carbon tax, the EU Maritime Transport MRV Regulation Draft (No 525/2013) will come into force in July 1st ,2015 and effect ship-owners and shipbuilding companies by stipulating the monitoring scheme, reporting and verification of carbon emissions from maritime transport.It is a sign that carbon barrier gradually becomes a new technical barrier to trade(TBT).%2013年继航空碳税之后,欧盟计划对海运征收碳税。作为碳交易和海运碳税征收的基础性技术文件《欧盟海运MRV法规草案》已经发布,预计2015年7月1日生效。该法规草案对碳排放的监测方案、报告和核查都作了规定,影响到船东、造船企业等多方面。本法规草案的出台,预示着碳壁垒作为新的技术性贸易措施(TBT)正式从幕后走向前台。

  3. Modeling the Incentive Effect of Carbon Tax Policy on the Transformation of High Carbon-Emission Enterprises%征收碳税对高碳企业转型的激励模型

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    付丽苹; 刘爱东

    2012-01-01

    Encouraging high carbon-emission enterprises to transform to low carbon-eimission enterprises by levying carbon tax is an important way for China to develop low-carbon economy. Through the construction of principal-agent model between the government and the high carbon enterprises and the analysts of the incentive contract made by the government to impose carbon tax in order to cut down the CO2 discharge from the high carbon enterprises, this paper concludes that the carbon tax rate designed by government can put the gross CO2 emission in the high carbon industry under control and add their intrinsic motivation to decrease the CO2 discharge and also inspire them to make transformation. This paper makes on empirical study and gets the optimal carbon tax rates of reducing the CO2 emissions from this industry.%征收碳税激励高碳企业低碳转型是我国发展低碳经济的重要途径。通过建立政府与高碳企业间的委托代理模型,分析政府征收碳税激励高碳企业实施CO2减排的激励契约,结果表明,政府设计科学合理的碳税税率可实现高碳行业CO2排放总量控制,增强高碳企业实施CO2减排的内在动力,激发其积极主动向低碳转型。结合我国钢铁行业对模型进行实证.测算出激励我国钢铁行业有效减少CO2排放的最优碳税税率。

  4. Research on Employment Double Dividend Effects of Carbon Tax%碳税的就业“双重红利”效应研究

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    张景华

    2013-01-01

    碳税是减少碳排放的一种重要经济手段.文章通过分析碳税对就业的影响机制,构建了一个体现中国经济和就业结构特征的资源环境可计算一般均衡(CGE)模型,研究碳税政策对劳动就业的短期和长期影响效应,验证中国是否存在产生就业“双重红利”的条件.结果表明,总体上而言中国就业需求趋于下降,但对不同就业群体的影响有所差异.假如在开征碳税的同时选择合适的碳税循环方式,就有可能实现就业的“双重红利”.%Carbon tax is an important economic means to reduce carbon emissions.Through the analysis of mechanism of carbon tax impact on employment,the paper constructs a resources environment computable general equilibrium (CGE) model that reflects the characteristics of Chinese economic and employment structure,studies effect of carbon tax policy on employment in the short-term and long-term,and verifies the conditions of existence of employment double dividend in China.The results show that the employment demand generally tends to decrease,but the different employment groups are affected by different.If the suitable carbon tax circulation mode is selected at the same time,it is possible to achieve double dividend.

  5. 论我国碳税的立法设计与配套举措%On the Legislation Design and Supporting Measures of China' s Carbon Tax

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    孙瑞瑞

    2012-01-01

    碳税是针对二氧化碳排放所征收的税种,目前国外先进国家已经开始实践并取得了一些成果,我国现行税制中碳税“有其实而无其名”。我国碳税的立法思路应借鉴国际先进经验,在进行资源税改革的契机下,将碳税的立法设计融入我国税收制度的整体改革中去。同时,政府应做好相应的配套措施,以协助碳税制度的开展和实施。%Carbon tax aims at carbon dioxide emissions, which has already been advanced and practiced in developed countries with some fruitful achievements. However, carbon tax only exists in name in current Chinese tax system. Chinas carbon tax legis-lation should learn from advanced international experiences and integrate its legislation design into the overall tax system reform, while it is in a benign opportunity of resources tax reform. Meanwhile, the government should take corresponding supporting measures to assist the development and implementation of the carbon tax system.

  6. AGE analysis of the impact of a carbon energy tax on the Irish economy

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    Wissema, W.W.; Dellink, R.B.

    2007-01-01

    computable general equilibrium model with specific detail in taxation and energy use is developed in this paper to quantify the impact of the implementation of energy taxation to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in Ireland. Benchmark data combining physical energy and emissions data and economic data

  7. 我国开征碳税的碳减排效果分析%Analysis on effect of levying carbon tax on greenhouse gas reduction in China

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    王志文; 张方

    2012-01-01

    随着温室效应造成的气候变迁和气候灾害逐渐凸显,各国都面临着碳减排的压力。部分欧盟国家开征碳税来控制碳排放,而美国却不推崇碳税。碳税政策是利用税收产生的替代效应和收入效应,迫使人们改用清洁能源或提高能源使用效率,使化石燃料消费比未课税的情况下减少。对中国燃料价格和碳排放的因果关系分析结果表明,碳排放变化是燃料价格变化的格兰杰原因,而燃料价格变化不是碳排放变化的格兰杰原因。脉冲响应分析的结果说明了中国化石燃料需求的刚性,预计在中国开征碳税所能实现的碳减排效果不会显著。%As climate change and natural disasters gradually highlighted due to the greenhouse effect, every country is facing the pressure of reducing carbon emissions. Some EU countries levy carbon tax to control carbon emission, while USA doesn' t prefer it. The policy of carbon tax compels people to use clean energy or raise energy efficiency through the substitution effect and income effect of the tax, in order to reduce the consumption of fossil fuel than before. The result of causality analysis on fuel price and carbon emissions in China shows that change of carbon emission is the Granger cause of change of fuel price, while change of fuel price is not the Granger cause of change of carbon emission. The result of impulse response test shows the rigid demand on fossil fuel in China, and it is estimated that the effect of levying carbon tax on realization of reducing carbon emission will not be significant in China.

  8. Differential effects of green tax reform over economies: A case of Korea

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    Kim, Tae Heon

    2011-12-01

    It is controversial whether or not green tax reform through a carbon tax has double dividend feature. The economic effects of green tax reform vary according to economies due to different preexisting conditions. Recent studies about the economic impacts of a carbon tax have noted the role of preexisting factor taxes in the second best world. The present study, however, explores the role of existing taxes on energy products in introducing a carbon tax, by employing a computable general equilibrium (CGE) model for Korea, a country that has high existing taxes on petroleum products. Above all, I find that a carbon tax is the most efficient policy instrument among three alternative taxes---an energy tax, a carbon tax and an ad valorem tax---to reduce carbon emissions in Korea under both lump-sum tax replacement and labor tax replacement. The carbon tax, however, brings about welfare and GDP loss. The economic costs can be reduced, but cannot be completely removed by revenue recycling. Second, this study explores how existing taxes on petroleum products affect the economic cost of introducing a carbon tax, by manipulating existing taxes on petroleum products. I find that the existing taxes raise the economic costs of introducing a carbon tax. Third, this study shows that the economic costs of a carbon tax can be reduced when its revenue is returned to cut preexisting taxes on petroleum products. Thus, restructuring existing taxes on energy products plays a crucial role in introducing a carbon tax. From the specific case of the Korean economy, the present study indicates that existing taxes on not only factors but also energy products are one of the main sources of economic costs in introducing a carbon tax.

  9. Taxes,Taxes and More Taxes

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    沈士臻

    2005-01-01

    Americans often say that there are only two things a person can be sure of in life:death and taxes.Americans do not have a comer on the“death”market,but many people feel that the United States leads the world with the worst taxes.

  10. Effectss of Collecting Carbon Tax on Sustainable Development of China's Economy%开征碳税对中国经济可持续发展的影响

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    马秀梅

    2011-01-01

    指出了碳税的定义及其内涵,阐述了开征碳税的积极作用,从碳排放、经济发展方式探讨了开征碳税对中国经济可持续发展的影响。%During the Twelve Five Year Period,, in order to actively respond to global climate change, China will significantly reduce energy consumption intensity and carbon dioxide intensity as a binding target, while a carbon tax as the indicators of economic policy can play a supporting role. The introduction of a carbon tax can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote economic pattern, and developing the low--carbon economy, etc. , but it may have some negative impacts on GDP in the short term. In general, to collect carbon tax will promote the sustainable development of China's economy.

  11. Issues related to the construction of the carbon tax system in China%我国碳税制度构建的相关问题探讨

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    付静娜

    2014-01-01

    As the main greenhouse gases, Carbon dioxide’s excessive emissions has caused a series of serious consequences, the carbon reduction received international attention. Our country is faced with dual pressure to reduce emissions from home and abroad. building the carbon tax legal system is of great significance to our country. This paper discusses carbon tax system construction of our country from the legislation principle, form selection, legal elements design, etc., and puts forward some humble opinion.%二氧化碳作为主要的温室气体,其过度排放已造成了一系列严重恶果,碳减排得到国际重视。我国面临着来自国内外的双重减排压力,构建我国碳税法律制度意义重大。本文从立法原则、形式选择、法律要素设计等方面,对我国碳税制度构建进行了思考,并提出一些拙见。

  12. Tax Policies for Low- carbon Economy Development%发展低碳经济的税收政策研究

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    张景华

    2011-01-01

    低碳经济是一种可持续的发展模式,是应对气候变暖和保护环境的有效途径,它必将成为新的经济增长点。建立发展低碳经济的税收政策支撑体系是必要和紧迫的。应加大低碳经济发展过程中的税收支持力度,确保低碳经济发展目标的实现,从而实现经济社会的可持续发展。%Low- carbon economy is a sustainable model of development, an effective way to deal with climate change and to protect the environment, and will become the new economic growth point. It is necessary and urgent to establish tax policy support system for low - carbon economy. Tax support should be increased in the process of Low - carbon economy to realize the goals of low - carbon economy development and achieve eco- nomic and social sustainable development.

  13. Impact Assessment of CGE-Based Carbon Tax on Carbon Emission Reduction and Resident Welfare%基于CGE模型的碳税政策对碳排放及居民福利的影响分析

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    许士春; 张文文; 戴利俊

    2016-01-01

    本文通过构建可计算一般均衡模型,分析了征收10元/吨、20元/吨、30元/吨和40元/吨碳税对宏观经济的影响,其次,利用经济产出效应和能源强度效应来衡量碳税的减排效果,最后,模拟保持居民福利水平不变的情况,分析碳税的“双重红利”。研究结论表明:碳税是一种可行的政策选择,能够明显降低二氧化碳排放;除政府收入和消费增加,对其他宏观经济变量如实际GDP、名义GDP和居民福利均产生负效应;居民的收入和消费降低,但农村居民和城镇居民受影响的程度存在差异;碳税的实施充分发挥了能源强度效应的抑制作用并减弱了经济产出效应的促进作用;在征收碳税的同时降低个人所得税率,保持居民福利不变,可以实现碳税的“双重红利效应”。%〔Abstract〕 In this paper , the macroeconomic impacts of the carbon tax policy by levying 10 yuan/ton , 20 yuan/ton , 30 yuan/ton , and 40 yuan/ton based on CGE model are discussed , and the reductions of carbon tax are measured by the economic output effect and en-ergy intensity effect . Finally , the “double dividend” effect of carbon tax is analyzed by maintaining a constant level of residents'welfare . The results show that levying carbon tax is a viable policy which can reduce carbon dioxide emissions obviously ;in addition to government revenue and consumption increased , the carbon tax would have negative impacts on real GDP , nominal GDP and residents'welfare and some other macroeconomic variables;residents'income and consumption are reduced , but the level of the rural residents and urban resi-dents affected by the carbon tax is different;the implementation of a carbon tax to strengthen the constraint of the energy intensity effect and weaken the promotion of the economic output effect;if the residents'income tax rate is decreased and the residents'welfare is kept fixed , the effect

  14. Possible restructuring of the worldwide oil market caused by the incidence of carbon tax; Possivel reestruturacao do mercado mundial de petroleo diante da incidencia da taxacao de carbono

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    Aguiar, Anna Cecilia J. de; Szklo, Alexandre; Cohen, Claude; Schaeffer, Roberto [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), RJ (Brazil). Coordenacao dos Programas de Pos-Graduacao de Engenharia (COPPE). Programa de Planejamento Energetico

    2008-07-01

    In the context of global climate change, carbon taxes, which vary positively with the carbon content of fuels, are seen as one of the main mitigative alternatives.. The incidence of this taxation will impact the relative prices of the different oil products and, possibly, change the demand curves for these products. Also, it will impact oil companies, which will have to adapt themselves to this new policy, so as to avoid, or to minimize, market share losses. However, only in the long term more complex changes in the market structures will be observed. As such, this paper aims at analyzing the relationships between the consumption of oil products in the short and long terms, and their corresponding consumers' income and price elasticities of demand due to carbon taxation, so as to assess their impacts on the World Petroleum Industry (WPI). (author)

  15. Environmental taxes

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    Ekins, P.; Andersen, Mikael Skou; Vos, H.

    on their environmental effectiveness and on the political barriers to their implementation. It provides illustrative examples of environmental taxes only; comprehensive reviews are available from OECD (1995).http://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/92-9167-000-6-sum/page002.html [Summary available in 10 languages]...... been identified and reviewed in this report. Within the limitations of the studies, it appears that these taxes have been environmentally effective (achieving their environmental objectives) and they seem to have achieved such objectives at reasonable cost. Examples of particularly successful taxes...... to implementation, especially of energy (particularly on specific sectors or regions); and on low income groups can be overcome by: a) careful design, b) the use of environmental taxes and respective revenues as part of policy packages and green tax reforms, c) gradual implementation; d) extensive consultation...

  16. Proposal for US Carbon Tariff———A Study on Economic Effects of Carbon Tax and Carbon Tariff%美国征收碳关税的应对政策——碳税与碳关税经济效应比较研究

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    程敏

    2015-01-01

    美国碳关税的征收无疑是对我国出口产品经济利益的损害, 如果我国先行在国内对高耗能产品征收碳税, 美国将不能再在其进口环节对我国高耗能出口产品征收碳关税. 对此, 文章通过建立模型对碳税和碳关税两种政策的价格效应、出口效应、消费效应、生产效应和社会福利效应进行对比分析, 结果表明碳税会提高产品的世界市场价格, 而碳关税则相反; 征收碳关税比碳税使出口减少得更多, 而征收碳税比碳关税使我国生产数量下降得更多, 碳关税的保护主义性质明显而碳税的减排效果明显; 当不考虑外部性时, 碳税可能给我国社会福利带来净收益而碳关税的社会福利效应则为负, 当考虑碳排放所带来的外部性时, 碳税和碳关税的社会福利效应不确定. 面对美国2020年可能实施的碳关税政策, 考虑到发展低碳经济的必然性,我国可在未来制定一个合理的低碳税, 并渐进性地提高碳税征收额.%U.S. carbon tariff collection is the damage to the economic interests of the export products in China, if China's first a carbon tax of energy-intensive products in China, the United States can no longer in its import links a carbon tariff on energy-intensive export products in China. To this, the article the paper analyzes the price effect, export effect, consumption effect, production effect and social welfare effect of carbon tax and carbon tariffs by establishing the model and the results indicate that the carbon tax will raise product prices in the world market, but the carbon tariff is the opposite; Carbon tariffs reduce more export than carbon taxes, and carbon taxes reduce more output than carbon tariffs make the number of China's production dropped more protectionist carbon tariff , so carbon tariffs has protectionist characters and carbon tax's emission reduction effect is obvious;when ignoring the externality , the carbon tax can bring

  17. 澳大利亚碳税征收的影响与启示%Influences of Australia' s Carbon Tax and Its Revelations to China

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    吴建军

    2012-01-01

    Australia is set to levy taxes on carbon emissions and plans to gradually align its carbon emission trade mechanism with the international carbon trade market. While taking into account restraining of domestic development of highly energy-consuming industries, facilitation of the industrial structure optimization, promotion of low-carbon development and economic transformation, the plan is aimed at more far-reaching gains such as the right of pricing on international energy resources and carbon finance. This paper systematically introduces the carbon tax plan in Australia, analyzes the negative impacts as well as the favorable opportunities it may bring to China, and proposes suggestions to avoid the possible risks.%澳大利亚拟征收碳税并逐步建立碳排放交易机制与国际碳交易市场挂钩的计划,有抑制其国内高耗能产业发展、优化其产业结构的考虑,也有低碳发展和经济转型的考量,但更深层次的含义在于争取更多的能源资源和碳金融领域国际定价权。系统介绍了澳大利亚碳税计划的内容,分析了对我国的不利影响和存在的有利契机,并对风险规避提出了建议。

  18. International Carbon Tax Practice and the Enlightenment to China%国际碳税实践及对中国的启示

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    王志强; 周隽; 吴祺豪

    2013-01-01

    气候变化问题已成为当今世界各国面临的最重大挑战之一,面对内外压力,尽早采取有效应对措施应为中国政府的明智之举,开征碳税是一种有效应对措施。本研究对比分析了国际主要碳税征收国的碳税实践,以期为中国未来的减碳路径提供借鉴。%Climate change has become one of the most significant worldwide challenges today. Faced with both domestic and foreign pressure, it is wise of the Chinese government to take effective measures as soon as possible. The introduction of carbon tax is a kind of effective countermeasure. This study analyzes the international main carbon tax collection and practice, so as to provide reference for China's future direction of carbon reduction.

  19. On green production taxes

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    Edward Calthrop

    2003-01-01

    Proposals are often made to tax goods which are environmentally damaging. Many such goods are consumed both directly by households and industry at large: for example, carbon-intensive fuel, waste water or congested road space. This paper adopts a tax-reform setting to evaluate such a policy. The welfare impact is shown to depend on an input-substitution effect and an output effect on final consumption, where the latter effect can be conveniently analysed via the standard concept of the margin...

  20. A Empirical Analysis of Carbon Tax On Chinese Economic Growth and Industrial Structure%碳税征收对经济增长与产业结构影响的实证分析

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    管治华

    2012-01-01

    征收碳税已成为众多国家推动低碳经济发展的重要经济措施之一。为了检验征收碳税对中国经济增长可能造成的影响,对征收碳税与经济增长的关系进行实证分析,得出以下结论:征收碳税对经济增长的影响存在显著的地域和行业差异,在较低强度的碳税政策下,碳税对中东部地区大部分省份的经济增长有促进作用,但阻碍中西部地区一些省份的经济增长;同时,征收碳税对大多数行业的发展起推动作用,却不利于少数行业的发展。%A carbon tax has become an important measure of many countries to promote low- carbon economy. In order to study the relationship between carbon tax and economic growth , we analyze the impact of carbon tax on economic growth in China. The results are as follows: the impact of carbon tax on economic growth in China varies considerably between different regions and various industries; in lower carbon tax, carbon tax could stimulate eco- nomic growth of most provinces and industries, while can hinder few provinces' and industries.

  1. The Role of Consumption Tax in the Promotion of Low-carbon Economy%浅谈消费税在促进低碳经济中的作用

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    金璟; 杨银钧

    2011-01-01

    As an institutional arrangement, the consumption tax system plays an important role in promoting the development of low-carbon economy. There are still insufficient in the promotion of low-carbon economy for the current consumption tax. Through the improvement and adjustment, the consumption tax will play a more active role in the promotion of low-carbon economy.%消费税制度作为一种制度安排,在促进低碳经济发展方面发挥着重要的作用.现行消费税在促进低碳经济发展方面仍存在着不足.通过改进和调整,消费税对于促进低碳经济发展将发挥更加积极的作用.

  2. 碳税的三重效应分析--碳税政策实施效应的比较%Analysis on Triple Effects of Carbon Tax:Comparison on implementation effects of carbon taxation

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    侯伟丽; 吴亚芸; 郑肖南

    2016-01-01

    Carbon tax is one of important environmental economic instruments, targeting to internalize environmental cost, cut fossil energy consumption and carbon emission. Since the 1990’s, many countries and regions have explored to implement carbon tax. But being an instrument to intervene economy, carbon tax produces not only environmental effect, but also economic effect and distribution effect. These three effects affect each other, and the final effect involves huge uncertainty:Carbon tax brings a certain decline of carbon emissions locally while probably inducing carbon leakage. At the same time, as interfering energy prices, carbon tax may increase energy cost, hurt industrial competitiveness, resident welfare, and employment. It is not easy to achieve targets of cutting carbon emission, avoiding market distortion, realizing economic growth, and avoiding adverse effects to the poor simultaneously. Therefore, many countries implement carbon tax cautiously. Especially in recent years, when the global economy continues to slump, many countries are trying to promote manufacturing industry development and to boost their economy out of weak situation. Their enthusiasm of implementing carbon tax has declined. China is a developing country that is undergoing difficult transition period. In the context of world economic growth slowdown, the mission of growth and employment is also very heavy. Considering complexity and uncertainty of carbon tax effects, levying of carbon tax should be very cautious.%碳税是一种重要的环境经济手段,其设立初衷是将环境成本内部化,减少化石能源的消费和碳排放量。20世纪90年代以来,许多国家和地区探索实施了碳税。但作为一个干预经济运行的政策手段,碳税不仅会产生环境效应,还会产生经济效应和分配效应。这些效应互相影响,最终效果存在较大的不确定性:碳税的引入会在本国或本地区带来碳排放量的一定程

  3. 国外碳税税制的实践与启示--以澳大利亚与芬兰为例%Practice and Enlightenment of foreign carbon tax system--Take Australia and Finland as an example

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    邓瑞; 吴越; 马华阳

    2013-01-01

    The carbon tax as an important economic and effective mean to control carbon emissions, has achieved some results in recent years in the Europe, United States, Australia and Japan. This paper mainly by selecting two representative countries--Finland and Australia, focuses on the analysis of the carbon tax system and characteristics between the two countries, summarizes the successful experience of the two carbon tax system, in order to explore the road of China's carbon tax.%碳税作为一种能够有效控制碳排放量的重要经济手段,近年来先后在北欧、美国、澳大利亚甚至日本都开始得到了实践并取得了一定的成效。本文主要通过选取两个比较有代表性的国家--芬兰与澳大利亚,重点分析了两国的碳税税制及特点,总结两国的碳税制度成功经验,从而探索中国的碳税之路。

  4. 西方国家碳税政策实践的比较及启示*%Carbon Tax Policy Practice in Western Countries:A Comparative Study and Enlightenment

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    林莉

    2013-01-01

    在我国开征碳税既有利于树立国际形象,也有利于缓解环境压力,改变粗放的经济增长方式。西方发达国家尤其是北欧国家在碳税的推行上积累了丰富的经验,通过对这些国家碳税政策特征进行比较,从征税范围、税率、税收收入使用和优惠政策四方面借鉴其成功经验。最后得出我国应循序渐进地推行适合我国国情的碳税政策的几点启示。%The levying of carbon tax in China will help the country to set up a good international image,re-duce the burden of environment,and change the existing mode of economic growth.Western developed countries,especially the Nordic countries,have accumulated rich experience in carbon tax practice.By comparing the characteristics of carbon tax policies in these countries,this paper points out that we should learn from their experience in terms of the scope of taxation,tax rate,tax service and their preferential policies.On such a basis,it summarizes the enlightening points in carrying out a carbon tax policy suitable for the situation of our country.

  5. 碳税政策的双重政策属性及其影响:以北欧国家为例%Dual Properties of Carbon Tax:Nordic Experience

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    段茂盛; 张芃

    2015-01-01

    碳税既是一种控制温室气体排放的政策,也是一种财税政策,其设计需同时满足国家财政和控制温室气体排放两方面的政策要求。因此在碳税政策设计过程中,需同时考虑并协调碳税政策对增加国家财政收入和控制温室气体排放的作用,具体的协调方式将对碳税政策的框架设计和政策效果产生显著影响。本文重点梳理了北欧各国碳税的演变历程,分析了北欧碳税政策的特点及其形成原因,并总结分析了在政策实践中碳税的不同表现形式。北欧国家的碳税政策是世界上最早的碳税实践,在其政策实践过程中表现出了相似的阶段性特征,各国碳税政策设计的主要目的均由早期的国家财政需要逐步转为控制温室气体排放以及与其它控制温室气体排放政策相衔接。而在每一个阶段中,受相似的政治需求影响,北欧各国的碳税政策设计均表现出一些明显的共性特点,形成了特定的表现形式。北欧国家碳税政策的演变说明,在碳税政策设计中往往难以充分兼顾财税目的和控制温室气体排放目的,从而更多地受到某一类需求的影响,并在不同政策目标驱动下表现出不同的特点。因此,在碳税政策设计时,应首先明确碳税政策所要解决的主要问题,并统一政府各部门对碳税作用的认识,以保证碳税政策可以更有针对性,避免其它政治需求对碳税解决主要矛盾的政策效果产生干扰。北欧国家碳税政策的演变对于我国以及考虑采用碳税政策控制温室气体排放的国家具有重要的启示意义。%Carbon tax is a policy instrument with dual purposes, i. e. GHG mitigation and fiscal revenue generation, therefore the demands from both sides shall be balanced in the design of carbon tax. When establishing carbon tax, the authorities should make appropriate coordination on the roles of carbon tax

  6. Mapping Tax Compliance

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    Boll, Karen

    2014-01-01

    Tax compliance denotes the act of reporting and paying taxes in accordance with the tax laws. Current social science scholarship on tax compliance can almost entirely be divided into behavioural psychology analyses and critical tax studies. This article, which presents two cases of how tax...

  7. Research on Logistics Network Design Problem under Carbon Tax and Carbon Trading Scheme%碳税和碳交易环境下的物流网络设计问题研究

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    崔娥英; 罗俊浩; 季建华

    2012-01-01

    随着全球低碳经济的发展,传统的绿色物流概念扩展到以低能耗、低污染、低排放为基础的低碳物流.在传统的物流网络设施选址问题的基础上,与环境因素进行结合,建立了单目标的绿色物流网络模型.在模型中,考虑了物流中心和运输过程中产出的碳排放量、碳税和碳交易等实现减排的有效措施.利用Lingo对算例进行了求解,并对总物流成本与碳税和碳交易之间的关系进行了探讨,研究了碳税和碳交易的变化对总物流成本的影响.%With the development of global low carbon economy, the paper introduces a new concept of green logistics, which is of low consumption, low pollution, and low emission. The paper studies green logistics network design problem with environment - related factor concerns based on traditional facility location problem. It builds an optimization model that measures carbon emissions for logistics center and transportation process of logistics network, which concerns much a-bout the carbon tax and carbon trading systems to reduce emissions. The paper conducts a numerical experiment and the optimization problem is solved by using LINGO. It is discussed how carbon tax and carbon emissions effect total logistics network cost.

  8. 碳税与许可证交易的对比分析%A Comparison between Carbon Taxes and Tradable Permits

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    陈秀梅

    2008-01-01

    随着经济的发展,我国二氧化碳(CO2)的排放量不断增加,减排的压力不断增大.而在众多的减排CO2的方法中,较为常用的是征收碳税(Carbon taxes)和许可证交易(tradable permits).虽然两者都具有市场效率的经济措施,但在有效性、不确定性和公平性方面的表现却各有优劣.综合来看,我国应当将完善碳税作为一个重要选择.

  9. Effects on annual cost of solar/air-heat utilization system of carbon tax and interest rate for a residential house; Jutakuyo taiyo/taikinetsu riyo system no nenkan keihi ni oyobosu tansozei kinri no eikyo

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    Shen, Q.; Kenmoku, Y.; Sakakibara, T. [Toyohashi University of Technology, Aichi (Japan); Nakagawa, S. [Maizuru National College of Technology, Kyoto (Japan); Kawamoto, T. [Shizuoka University, Shizuoka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1996-10-27

    In recent years, a system has been proposed that utilizes river heat, air-heat, exhaust heat from a cooler, etc., in addition to natural energy for the heat pump. With the introduction of such system, the amount of energy used and that of CO2 exhaust will be greatly reduced, but annual expenses will be increased as it stands. In order to improve the cost efficiency of the system, a proposal has been made for the introduction of an economic policy such as the carbon tax and a low interest financing system. With these matters in the background, the subject study predicts the production of solar cells in the future and, on the basis of this production, determines the price, conversion efficiency and equipment energy of solar cells in the future. Using these values and taking into consideration the introduction of the carbon tax and the low interest financing system, the optimum area was determined for solar cells and heat concentrators in a future residential solar/air-heat energy system. The carbon tax, being imposed on all CO2 discharges, had a large effect. Moreover, as the tax increased, annual expenses decreased for the solar/air-heat system. 3 refs., 6 figs.

  10. Feasibility and Mode Selection of Carbon Tax Policy in China Based on Game Theory%中国碳税政策可行性与方式选择的博弈研究

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    于维生; 张志远

    2013-01-01

    To examine the applicability of the ' Pigouvian tax' in China's present development of low-carbon economy,the paper built a three-stage game model between the government and enterprises to analyze the feasibility and mode selection of carbon tax policy.Through model solution and numerical simulation it concluded:When contrasted,unified carbon tax and differential carbon tax would not improve the level of social welfare as a whole,and unified carbon tax policy had greater impacts on the level of total social welfare; differential carbon tax could expand the market share of low-carbon environmental friendly products,which helped to promote the development of low-carbon environmental friendly enterprises,while unified carbon tax would bring forth the problem of ‘adverse selection' in the marketplace; both forms of carbon taxes could promote enterprises to research and develop low-carbon technology while differential carbon tax was more effective; unified carbon tax enabled consumers to pay attention to the price attribute,while differential carbon tax made consumers pay more attention to the environmental friendliness of the commodity,and thus there were more low-carbon environmental friendly products bought by consumers.This paper argued that if the carbon tax policy was to be implemented at the present stage,differential carbon tax should be the chosen form,and the level of taxation should not be too high; there should also be increased financial supports for innovation in low-carbon technology of enterprises.The enterprise should establish the concept of low-carbon strategy,seize investment opportunities and command the heights of the industry.%为了探查“庇古税”在我国现阶段低碳经济发展中的适用性,本文构建政府与企业之间三阶段博弈模型,分析我国碳税政策的可行性和方式选择问题.通过模型求解和数值仿真得出结论:对比统一碳税形式和差异化碳税形式后发现,两种碳税形式都不会

  11. Constitutionalization of tax definition

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    Francisco J. Ruiz de Castilla Ponce de León

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The author works with the increasing constitutionalization process of Tax Law in the country as starting point; then, makes an analysis of tax concept evolution from a general tax law theory point of view. Afterwards, explains Tax Law Constitutionalization specifying main communicating vessels between Constitutional and Tax Law. Finally, highlights the most important values and goals related with taxing and constitutional control implementation by the Tax Court.

  12. The implications of air travel taxes

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    J. Zuidberg

    2015-01-01

    In recent years, air travel taxes have been introduced by different countries throughout Europe. Often, these tax measures serve a revenue-raising goal, but are promoted as measures that aim to cut back carbon emissions by the aviation industry. Their effectiveness with respect to the reduction of c

  13. Research on Green Income Tax to Promote the Development of Low Carbon Economy%促进低碳经济发展的绿色所得税研究

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    赵健; 陈明艺

    2016-01-01

    Based on the needs of the development of low carbon economy,from the sound of the green tax policy system concept of between 2004-2013 coal,petroleum and natural gas ultimately carbon dioxide emission quantity and green income tax,per capita GDP,industrial structure,urbanization rate as the object of study,and verifies the relationship between the development of low-carbon economy and green income tax.The study found that:tax revenue as an important way of government regulation and control of the economy,in the process of developing low -carbon economy is very necessary.The government should guide enterprises to develop low carbon energy through the preferential policies of enterprise income tax,to guide the orderly adjustment of industrial structure through relevant tax policies,and improve the incentive punishment mechanism of green income tax.%基于当前低碳经济发展的需要,从完善绿色所得税政策体系构想出发,以2004-2013年间的煤炭、石油、天然气最终二氧化碳排放量以及绿色所得税、人均GDP、产业结构、城市化率等为研究对象,验证了低碳经济发展与绿色所得税之间的关系。研究发现:税收作为政府调控经济的重要方式,在发展低碳经济的过程中是十分有必要的。政府应该通过企业所得税优惠政策引导企业开发低碳能源、通过相关税收政策引导产业结构的有序调整并完善绿色所得税的激励处罚机制。

  14. 东北老工业基地发展低碳经济的税收对策%Tax measures for developing low-carbon economy in Northeast Old Industrial Base

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    生艳梅; 孙丹; 李雪峰; 李绍萍

    2013-01-01

      针对东北地区环境的日益恶化以及碳排放量的逐年增加问题,阐述了东北老工业基地发展低碳经济的必要性,从税收角度探析了东北老工业基地发展和实施低碳经济存在的问题和障碍,提出开征碳税、环境税等建议,研究结果为东北老工业基地发展低碳经济提供参考。%Considering the environment deterioration and the increase of carbon emission in the northeastern region of China, it is considered necessary to develop low-carbon economy in The Northeast Old Industrial Base. Analyses were made of problems and obstacles of the low-carbon economy development in The Northeast Old Industrial Base from a tax per-spective and some suggestions were put forward, such as the collection of carbon tax and environmental tax. The results provide reference for the low-carbon economy development in The Northeast Old Industrial Base.

  15. Study on Green Tax System from the Perspective of Low-carbon Economy%基于低碳经济背景的我国绿色税收体系研究

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    郑洁; 翟胜宝

    2011-01-01

    Promoting low-carbon economy and harmonious society development through taxation or other revenue measures has become an important issue for taxation system reform in many countries.Low-carbon economy has become a major subject for China and the rest of the world.Low-carbon economy is not only an industrial and economic issue,but also the issue of environment,society and sustainable development.This paper presents that the tax system in China should be adapted to the requirements of low carbon economy,and combine the low carbon economic policies with the tax reform.Through the introduction of environmental taxes and carbon taxes,perfection of tax incentive system,the green tax system for low carbon economic development can be established.%通过征税或其他税收措施促进引导低碳经济,已成为许多国家税制改革的重要内容。发展低碳经济已成为全国乃至全世界共同面临的重大课题。低碳经济不仅是产业问题、经济问题,同时也是环境问题、社会问题和可持续发展问题。中国现有的税收体系在推广节能环保等低碳产品应用方面已经起到一定的促进作用,但仍然需要进一步完善。提出税收制度应适应低碳经济的发展要求,把低碳经济政策的制定与税制改革统筹结合,通过开征环境税、适时引进碳税、完善税收优惠政策等,构建适合中国低碳经济发展的绿色税收体系。

  16. Analysis of the Effects of Introduction of an Additional Carbon Tax on the Slovenian Economy Considering Different Forms of Recycling

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    Matjaž Koman

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper outlines some of the environmental and economic implications of an additional CO2 tax of EUR 15/tCO2 in Slovenia in the period 2012-2030 in order to determine whether it yield a double dividend. Authors analyze (using E3ME model different forms of revenue recycling by reducing the social security contributions of either the employers or the employees or by reducing the public deficit, in order to identify the optimal fiscal instrument for improving the environmental and economic welfare (double dividend. In this policy orientated paper authors argue that a reduction of employee social security contributions has more favourable effect than a reduction in employers' social security contributions.

  17. Global gasoline prices: The need to raise gasoline taxes

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    Lin Lawell, C.-Y. Cynthia

    2017-01-01

    Gasoline taxes are considered to be a cost-effective policy instrument for reducing carbon emissions. A study finds that while gasoline taxes rose in 83 countries between 2003 and 2015, the global mean fell by 13.3% due to a shift in consumption towards countries that maintain gasoline subsidies or that have low taxes.

  18. Static Game Analysis with Complete Information about the Optimal Carbon Tax Rate%碳税最优税率确定的完全信息静态博弈分析

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    张金灿; 仲伟周

    2015-01-01

    针对我国碳税最优税率确定问题,本文构建了涉及碳排放企业、减排产品生产企业、政府规制部门三方的完全信息静态博弈模型,分析了影响参与方行为策略均衡的关键变量,并讨论了碳税最优税率确定的影响因素。研究结果认为,碳排放企业和减排产品生产企业所在市场的结构决定了碳税最优税率的大小:当两个市场都接近完全竞争市场的时候,碳税最优税率等于每单位二氧化碳排放所造成的边际社会损失;当碳排放企业所在市场接近完全竞争市场,而减排产品生产企业所在市场由几家企业垄断时,政府规制部门应该设定高于碳排放边际社会损失的碳税税率;当减排产品生产企业所在市场接近完全竞争市场,而碳排放企业所在市场由几家企业垄断时,政府规制部门设定的碳税税率应该低于碳排放边际社会损失;当两个市场都具有一定的垄断力量,则此时碳税最优税率是不确定的,关键要看哪个市场垄断力量相对较大。另外,碳税税率水平还受企业技术水平的影响,企业减排技术水平的提高会影响政府规制的效果。%In order to determine the optimal carbon tax rate in our country, this paper constructed a static game model with complete information involved in three parties ( carbon emission enterprise, production enterprise of emission reduction and government regulation department) , analyzed the key variables of participants’ action and equilibrium strategies, and discussed the factors that can impact the determination of the optimal carbon tax rate. The results show that optimal carbon tax rate is determined by the market structure of the first two parties. When the two markets are close to perfectly competitive market, the optimal carbon tax rate is equal to the marginal social cost caused by carbon emissions. When the first market is close to perfectly competitive

  19. The Research of Environment Evaluation,Obstacle Overcoming and State Function about Carbon Tax%我国碳税开征环境的评价、障碍跨越方式及政府功用

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    管亚梅; 李园园

    2015-01-01

    The effective way of low carbon economy is scientific and reasonable carbon tax policy.At the present stage,the environment of carbon tax is very complex.The influence factors include international environment,law environment,econ﹣omy environment,system environment,and so on.Carbon tax is faced with many reality obstructions.Our country can choose appropriate ways to overcome obstacles and successfully implement carbon tax.%选择科学合理的碳税政策是完善低碳经济发展方式的有效途径。现阶段,我国碳税开征的环境复杂,从国际环境、立法环境、经济环境、制度环境和社会环境的分析中可以看出对碳税的影响各有利弊。虽然碳税的开征存在着意识、制度、技术等方面的现实障碍,但是,我们可以选择适宜的障碍跨越方式,同时使政府在碳税设计、时机选择、法规完善、征管建设、协调机制等方面发挥必不可少的功用,让我国的碳税得以顺利实施。

  20. Research on Impact of Carbon Tax on China Industrial Innovation Ability and its Mechanism%碳税对我国工业创新能力影响及机制研究

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    刘景卿; 俞海山

    2013-01-01

    在我国,碳税已被提到议事日程。技术创新是减少碳排放的根本,工业是我国碳排放的主要来源,研究碳税对工业创新能力影响及机制意义重大。采用CGE模型定量模拟碳税对我国工业创新能力的影响及机制研究,得出:总体上,征收碳税会减弱大多数工业部门的创新能力,而补贴碳税却能减弱甚至消除这种不利影响,因此在碳税征收后需给予一定的补贴额度。具体分析,除交通运输设备制造业无需补贴,传统能源密集型部门和创新能力较强部门的最优补贴率均不低于50%,而其他部门仅需较低的补贴率即可实现创能能力的提高。因此,政府在制定碳税征收政策时,在统一碳税税率水平后,需针对不同工业部门制定不同的后续补贴政策。%In our country,the carbon tax has been put on the agenda. For technical innovation being the foundation in reducing carbon emission and industries'leading status in the field of carbon emission source in our country,the research on effect of carbon tax on China industrial innovation ability and its mechanism has great significance. Use CGE model to make quantitative simulation of the research on effect of carbon tax on China industrial innovation ability and its mechanism. The result is:As a whole,carbon tax will weaken the innovation ability of most industrial sectors,while carbon tax subsidies can weaken or even eliminate this adverse effect,so giving some subsidies after collecting carbon tax is necessary. To analyze concretely,except the transportation equipment manufacturing industry which needs no subsidies,traditional energy intensive sectors and those with strong innovation ability need a subsidy rate no less than 50%,the other sectors only need low subsidy rate to realize the enhancement of innovation ability. Therefore,when the gov-ernment makes carbon tax policy,after unified the tax rate level,they should make different

  1. Tax Evasion and Trust

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    Robin Boadway; Nicolas Marceau; Steeve Mongrain

    2000-01-01

    Tax evasion is typically analyzed in a principal/agent framework, the government (principal) trying to provide agents with the incentives to pay their taxes. However, evading sales, excise or trade taxes requires the cooperation of at least two taxpayers. When individuals evade taxes, they face two potential costs. One is that tax evasion may be detected and sanctioned; the other is that their partner in crime might cheat. An increase in the sanction for tax evasion leads to a direct increase...

  2. Bidirectional Mechanism between Carbon Tax and International Trade and Policy Choice in China%碳税与国际贸易的双向作用机理及我国的政策选择

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    王玮

    2012-01-01

    Carbon tax is the result of international trade problems with global climate change driven by developed coun- tries. Carbon tax has important effect on international trade competitiveness,international trade activities and international trade rules. Before reaching the international climate treaty, carbon leakage caused by international trade will make the goal of reduc ing carbon emissions by carbon tax partially fail. But in the long run ,international trade may also promote popularization of car bon tax in the world. To cope with global climate change and carbon tax's influence on china properly, it is very important to re alize the relationship between carbon tax and international trade accurately.%碳税是经济发达国家将国际贸易问题与全球气候变化联系起来的产物。碳税的开征对各国贸易竞争力、国际贸易分工格局和国际贸易规则的调整等都会产生较大的影响。在国际气候条约没有达成的背景下,由国际贸易活动引致的“碳泄漏”会使得碳税抑制碳排放的功效大打折扣,但从长远看国际贸易也有可能推动碳税在全球的普及。本文从多个视角辩证地分析了碳税与国际贸易之间的相互作用机理,并探讨了在全球气候变化背景下对我国出口贸易乃至整个经济发展都会产生重要影响的碳税政策选择问题。

  3. 碳税约束的城市冷链物流配送网络设计%Distribution Network Design for Carbon Tax-Constrained Urban Cold Chain Logistics

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    杨建华; 郭继东; 马书刚

    2012-01-01

    为了减轻即将出台的碳税政策对城市冷链物流配送活动所带来的成本压力,建立了一个考虑碳税成本,且冷库能力受限的冷链物流配送网络拓展模型.通过合理设计输入参数,设定碳税范围在0.01 ~0.10元/kg CO2eg(二氧化碳当量)之间变化,并基于在YALMIP工具箱中建模,借助优化套件对模型进行精确求解,得到了不同碳税率条件下,配送网络的节点和产品流向设计方案.研究结果表明:递进型的碳税率政策实施后,冷链配送企业可以通过网络微调策略,实现最大30%的碳排放缩减,而对应的总体运营成本仅仅增加了不到10%.最后得出结论:应用所提出的优化模型及精确求解方案,可以从运营优化角度,找到城市冷链配送网络的最佳设计方案,部分抵消碳税成本压力,为企业前瞻性的运营决策提供依据.%To mitigate cost burden resulting from the forthcoming carbon emission tax to the urban cold chain distribution activities, an extended distribution network model for carbon tax-constrained capacitated cold chain logistics is developed. Under varying carbon tax rates ranging from 0. 01 to 0. 20 RMB per kg carbon dioxide equivalence ( CO2eq ) , the model is expressed in YALMIP toolbox and exactly solved by an optimization kit. By this method, solutions for the distribution network and product flows are obtained under different carbon tax rates. Results show that, when the policy of progressive carbon tax rates comes into effect, by fine-tuning strategies on the distribution network, a cold chain service company can decrease its carbon emission by at most 30% , while the total corresponding operation cost increase by less than 10% only. This shows the effectiveness of the proposed method.

  4. 碳税对能源密集型产业国际竞争力影响研究%Impact of Carbon Taxes on the International Competitiveness of Energy-intensive Industries

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    赵玉焕; 范静文

    2012-01-01

    Carbon tax, as a GHG-emission-reducing measure, is strongly recommended by academic circles and international organizations. But many countries are concerned about the potential negative impact of a carbon tax on their international competitiveness of energy intensive industries; it is a very important political concern for a country to implement carbon tax policy. Therefore, this paper analyzes this issue empirically, and studyies the impact of carbon tax on the international competitiveness of the energy-intensive industries of OECD countries. Based on the basic gravity model, this paper has improved the model by introducing a set of carbon tax policy variables to measure the impact of carbon tax on the international competitiveness of the energy-intensive industries. 21 OECD countries and 9 sample energy-intensive industries are studied in this part. The results show that carbon tax has a statistically negative impact on the international competitiveness of energy-intensive industries. This is particularly true when the focus is on the non-resource based industries, possibly because different levels of subsidies and exemptions are granted for different industries affected by the carbon tax. Compared with resource-based industries, non-resource based industries gain more subsidies and exemptions.%碳税是学术界和国际组织极力推荐的一种温室气体减排措施.但征收碳税可能会对征收国的能源密集型产业国际竞争力产生负面影响,一直以来这个问题都是各国普遍担心的,也是各国能否顺利实施碳税政策的重要政治考量.文章对碳税对OECD国家能源密集型产业国际竞争力的影响进行实证研究,以借鉴OECD国家碳税政策实施经验,为中国碳税政策制定提供借鉴.文章在对基本引力模型进行改进的基础上,引入一组碳税政策变量构建了碳税对能源密集型产业国际竞争力影响的计量模型,以21个OECD国家为研究对象,对征收碳税对

  5. 欧盟征收碳税对我国航运经济的影响与对策%The impact of EU carbon tax on China's maritime economy and countermeasures thereof

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    秦粮朋; 左晓强

    2012-01-01

    This paper, through elaborating the background and purpose of the EU carbon tax, analyzes its impact on our current shipping economy, proposes a number of measures on how to effectively deal with the carbon tax which may be imposed on the shipping industry, with a view to helping develpment of China's shipping industry and providing a reference for filrther research.%文中通过梳理欧盟征收碳税(航海)的背景及目的,分析其对我国目前航运经济的影响,就如何有效应对可能强加给航运业的碳排放税提出了若干对策,以期助力于我国航运业的发展,同时为进一步研究提供参考。

  6. Collecting Taxes Database

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    US Agency for International Development — The Collecting Taxes Database contains performance and structural indicators about national tax systems. The database contains quantitative revenue performance...

  7. 基于碳税的政府与企业行为博弈模型研究%A Game Model for Government and Enterprise Behaviour Based on a Carbon Tax

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    李媛; 赵道致; 祝晓光

    2013-01-01

    In the process of supply chain low-carbonization, a three-stage game model is constructed between the government and enterprises by considering the carbon tax as one regulation mode. This model integrates factors such as low-carbon production, consumer low- carbon preferences and carbon rates. In the first stage, the government determines the carbon tax rate; in the second stage, manufacturers determine optimal emission reduction rates; and in the third stage, manufacturers determine prices of their own products. Our research shows that levying carbon tax plays an effective role in driving enterprises to reduce carbon emissions. In the proposed implementation phase, the government sets the carbon rate at 10 CNY/tCO2 and then increases it gradually over time to reach 50 CNY/tCO2. The rate of emission reduction will change from 4.11% to 20.65%. Under different carbon rates the performance of enterprises is changes. The higher the carbon tax, the faster the rate of emission reduction, but it has less impact on product pricing and general producers. Under the rapid development of a low-carbon economy, the Chinese government has signed the Kyoto Protocol and committed that Chinese unit GDP carbon dioxide emissions in 2020 will be reduced by 40%~50% of 2005 levels. In order to realize this goal, the proper carbon tax should be chosen by forecasting models. We also present an application analysis to test the effects of variation in different factors so as to provide technical guidance and data support for low-carbonization supply chain management.%在供应链低碳化过程中,考虑到政府拟采取征收碳税的方式对制造企业碳排放进行规制,构建了政府和企业的三阶段博弈模型.在模型中综合考虑了产品低碳度、消费者低碳偏好、碳税税率等因素,使模型更加接近现实从而减少预测误差.第一阶段为政府制定单位碳排放的征收税率,第二阶段为制造商确定最优减排率,第三阶段为制造

  8. 基于碳交易及碳税条件下的低碳石油供应链运输网络优化研究%Research on the optimization of low carbon petroleum supply chain transportation network under the perspective of carbon trading and carbon tax

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    关高峰; 董千里

    2014-01-01

    从石油供应链运输网络中油田、炼油厂、消费城市等供应链节点间的运输网络出发,文章构建了基于碳交易及碳税条件下的低碳石油供应链运输网络。然后,从碳交易及碳税两个角度将如何实现优化低碳石油供应链运输网络进行了分析并提出建议。%From the node of oil,refinery and city,which is in the supply chain of petroleum transportation network,this paper constructs a low carbon petroleum supply chain transportation network based on carbon trading and carbon tax,Then,how to realize the optimiza-tion of low carbon supply chain of oil transportation networks are analyzed and suggestions are put forward from perspectives of carbon trading and carbon tax.

  9. European tax law

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    Terra, B.J.M.; Wattel, P.J.

    2008-01-01

    This book is intended as a reference book for tax law and EC law pratitioners, tax administrators, academics, the judiciary and tax or Community law policy makers. For students, an abridged student edition textbook is available. The book offers a systematic survey of the tax implications of the EC T

  10. Dynamic Tax Depreciation Strategies

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    De Waegenaere, A.M.B.; Wielhouwer, J.L.

    2008-01-01

    The tax depreciation decision potentially has significant impact on the prof- itability of firms and projects. Indeed, the depreciation method chosen for tax purposes affects the timing of tax payments, and, as a consequence, it also affects the after-tax net present value of investment projects. Pr

  11. Tax Planning for Enterprises

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    Fan Weiqing

    2011-01-01

    @@ Tax planning is legal planning activities for tax savings, meaning tax payers make operation plans within the national policy framework and choose operation programs favorable to tax savings.Along with a maturing socialist market economy system in China, tax planning is becoming an integral part of enterprise management and operation.For a better tax planning, enterprises have to fully understand the meaning, get proficient at relevant strategies, and apply these methods to save taxes and realize the maximization of enterprise value while considering the actual situation.

  12. Tax penalties in SME tax compliance

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    Artur Swistak

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Small business tax compliance requires special attention. On the one hand small businesses are often incapable of rigorously fulfilling their tax obligations, more vulnerable to external risks and tempted to exploit opportunities to be non-compliant. On the other hand, unlike larger businesses, they are usually sole proprietors or owner-operated businesses, hence highly responsive to personal, social, cognitive and emotional factors. These attributes pave the way to a better use of measures designed to influence their behavior and choices. This paper discusses the role and effectiveness of tax penalties in enhancing tax compliance in small businesses. It argues that tax penalties, although indispensable for tax enforcement, may not be a first-choice tool in ensuring tax compliance. Too punitive a tax regime is an important barrier to business formalization and increasing severity of tax penalties does not produce the intended results. To be effective, tax penalties should deter and motivate taxpayers rather than exert repressive measures against them.

  13. Integrating ICT Skills and Tax Software in Tax Education: A Survey of Malaysian Tax Practitioners' Perspectives

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    Ling, Lai Ming; Nawawi, Nurul Hidayah Ahamad

    2010-01-01

    Purpose: This study aims to examine the ICT skills needed by a fresh accounting graduate when first joining a tax firm; to find out usage of electronic tax (e-tax) applications in tax practice; to assess the rating of senior tax practitioners on fresh graduates' ICT and e-tax applications skills; and to solicit tax practitioners' opinion regarding…

  14. Dual Income Taxes

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    Sørensen, Peter Birch

    This paper discusses the principles and practices of dual income taxation in the Nordic countries. The first part of the paper explains the rationale and the historical background for the introduction of the dual income tax and describes the current Nordic tax practices. The second part...... of the paper focuses on the problems of taxing income from small businesses and the issue of corporate-personal tax integration under the dual income tax, considering alternative ways of dealing with these challenges. In the third and final part of the paper, I briefly discuss whether introducing a dual income...... tax could be relevant for New Zealand....

  15. The Danish Pesticide Tax

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    Pedersen, Anders Branth; Nielsen, Helle Ørsted; Andersen, Mikael Skou

    2015-01-01

    This case study analyses the effects of the Danish pesticide tax (1996-2013) on agriculture which was introduced as an ad valorem tax in 1996, doubled in 1998, and redesigned in 2013 as a tax based on the toxicity of the pesticides. The Danish pesticide taxes probably represent the world’s highes...... individuals in the target group necessarily react to the economic incentives as predicted by economic modeling. It also demonstrates that a small first green-tax-step over time might develop into a better tax design.......This case study analyses the effects of the Danish pesticide tax (1996-2013) on agriculture which was introduced as an ad valorem tax in 1996, doubled in 1998, and redesigned in 2013 as a tax based on the toxicity of the pesticides. The Danish pesticide taxes probably represent the world’s highest...... pesticide taxes on agriculture, which makes it interesting to analyze how effective they have been. Here the effects of the ad valorem tax (1996-2013) are analyzed. The case study demonstrates the challenges of choosing an optimal tax design in a complex political setting where, additionally, not all...

  16. Tax Compliance Inventory: TAX-I Voluntary tax compliance, enforced tax compliance, tax avoidance, and tax evasion.

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    Kirchler, Erich; Wahl, Ingrid

    2010-06-01

    Surveys on tax compliance and non-compliance often rely on ad hoc formulated items which lack standardization and empirical validation. We present an inventory to assess tax compliance and distinguish between different forms of compliance and non-compliance: voluntary versus enforced compliance, tax avoidance, and tax evasion. First, items to measure voluntary and enforced compliance, avoidance, and evasion were drawn up (collected from past research and newly developed), and tested empirically with the aim of producing four validated scales with a clear factorial structure. Second, findings from the first analyses were replicated and extended to validation on the basis of motivational postures. A standardized inventory is provided which can be used in surveys in order to collect data which are comparable across research focusing on self-reports. The inventory can be used in either of two ways: either in its entirety, or by applying the single scales independently, allowing an economical and fast assessment of different facets of tax compliance.

  17. A Comparison of Sales Taxes

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    Gang, Ira N.; Das-Gupta, Arindam

    1997-01-01

    We describe the simple analytics of the four main types of sales taxes under revenue neutrality: the retail sales tax, the value added tax, a cascading sales tax and a manufacturers' sales tax. The retail sales tax is shown to be equivalent to a value added tax. In order to produce equal revenues these two taxes must be at a higher rate than a cascading tax. However, output under a retail sales tax exceeds that under a cascading sales tax and deadweight losses are lower. The manufacturers' sa...

  18. NM Property Tax Districts

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    Earth Data Analysis Center, University of New Mexico — This layer represents boundaries for New Mexico tax district "OUT" categories and incorporated/municipal "IN" categories as identified on the "Certificate of Tax...

  19. Collaborative Tax Regulation

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    Boll, Karen

    2016-01-01

    This article shows a new form of regulation within a tax administration where tax administrators abate tax evasion by nudging and motivating consumers to only purchase services from tax compliant businesses. This indirectly closes or forces tax evading businesses to change their practices, because...... their customer bases decline to commercially non-viable levels. The analysis is framed by public governance literature and argues that the regulation is an example of collaborative or interactive governance, because the tax administrators do not regulate non-compliance directly, but activate external...... implications for how tax practitioners think about collaborative and interactive regulatory initiatives. While the tax administration in the study sees the approach as effective, the analysis shows that there are a number of caveats in relation to regularity, public listing, costs and revenue focus...

  20. Business Tax in China

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    RICHARD; HOFFMANN

    2009-01-01

    Business tax is a tax payable against turnover by all enterprises and individuals undertaking the following business activities:providing taxable services, including communication, transport, construction, finance and insurance, telecom, culture,

  1. Dynamic tax depreciation strategies

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    De Waegenaere, A.M.B.; Wielhouwer, J.L.

    2011-01-01

    The tax depreciation decision potentially has significant impact on the prof- itability of firms and projects. Indeed, the depreciation method chosen for tax purposes affects the timing of tax payments, and, as a consequence, it also affects the after-tax net present value of investment projects. Previous research focusses on the optimal choice of depreciation method under the assumption that the de- preciation method has to be set ex ante and cannot be changed during the useful life of the a...

  2. Tax Incentives and Borrowing

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    Alan, Sule; Leth-Petersen, Søren; Munk-Nielsen, Anders

    2016-01-01

    We estimate the effect of a Danish 1987 tax reform, which reduced the tax rate applied to interest deductions from 73% to 50% for households with high incomes, but less for households with middle or low incomes. Using high quality panel data we find that households responded to the reduced tax...... subsidy by lowering interest payments and we find that the responsiveness to the tax subsidy varies by the initial level of interest payments....

  3. Taxing Soft Drinks

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    Roy Bahl

    2011-01-01

    This paper reviews the practice of levying an excise tax on soft drinks in sub-saharan African countries, and evaluates this practice against theoretical norms for levying an excise tax. The question is whether such taxes are justified or whether they are discriminatory and impose a welfare cost on the country. The paper concludes that the sin tax justification does not hold for soft drinks, nor do income distribution justifications. Arguably the best reason for such a levy is revenue, but th...

  4. Down With Income Taxes

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    2011-01-01

    China increases its income tax exemption threshold to reduce tax burdens on low-wage earners As a company clerk, 32-year-old Ren Jun doesn’t make a lot of money.Of his meager paycheck, he needs to pay about 250 yuan ($39) in taxes each month. From September,

  5. House Prices and Taxes

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    Gjedsted Nielsen, Mads

    This paper is the first to consider a large scale natural experiment to estimate the effect of taxes on house prices. We find that a 1 percentage-point increase in income tax rates lead to a drop in house prices of at most 2.2%. This corresponds to a tax capitalization for the average household o...

  6. Economic effects on taxing CO{sub 2} emissions

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    Haaparanta, P. [Helsinki School of Economics (Finland); Jerkkola, J.; Pohjola, J. [The Research Inst. of the Finnish Economy, Helsinki (Finland)

    1996-12-31

    The CO{sub 2} emissions can be reduced by using economic instruments, like carbon tax. This project included two specific questions related to CO{sub 2} taxation. First one was the economic effects of increasing CO{sub 2} tax and decreasing other taxes. Second was the economic adjustment costs of reducing net emissions instead of gross emissions. A computable general equilibrium (CGE) model was used in this analysis. The study was taken place in Helsinki School of Economics

  7. Tax Strategy Control

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    Rossing, Christian Plesner

    2013-01-01

    This paper examines how a functional tax strategy impacts the management control system (MCS) in a multinational enterprise (MNE) facing transfer pricing tax risks. Based on case study findings it is argued that the MCS in a multinational setting is contingent upon the MNE's response to its tax...... environment. Moreover, the paper extends existing contingency-based theory on MCS by illustrating the role of inter-organisational network collaboration across MNE transfer pricing tax experts. This collaboration, caused by a widely dispersed tax knowledge base, fuels the formal interactive control system...

  8. Dual Income Taxes

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    Sørensen, Peter Birch

    This paper discusses the principles and practices of dual income taxation in the Nordic countries. The first part of the paper explains the rationale and the historical background for the introduction of the dual income tax and describes the current Nordic tax practices. The second part...... of the paper focuses on the problems of taxing income from small businesses and the issue of corporate-personal tax integration under the dual income tax, considering alternative ways of dealing with these challenges. In the third and final part of the paper, I briefly discuss whether introducing a dual income...

  9. CHINA INCREASED PETROLEUM TAX

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    Mu Xueping

    2005-01-01

    @@ After half a year's gestation and adjustment, the State Administration of Taxation finally set new tax rate of petroleum resources. Notification issued by the Ministry of Finance and the State Administration of Taxation said the petroleum resources tax standard would be lifted nationwide, after the tax rate adjustment, tax on crude oil would be increased to RMB 14-30 yuan per ton and that on natural gas to RMB 7-15 yuan per thousand cubic meters. The new tax rate has been effective nationwide since July 1.

  10. TAX REFORM IN SINGAPORE

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    Glenn Jenkins; Rup Khadka

    1998-01-01

    Globalization has forced many governments to change their economic policies, including tax policies, in the recent years. It has had an even greater impact on Singapore’s economy due to the high degree of its openness with respect to trade and investment. In this context, Singapore undertook a major restructuring of its tax system in the early 1990s. The introduction of a modern value added tax system (goods and services tax) was a part of the overall tax reform package. This paper examines h...

  11. Are female CFOs less tax aggressive? Evidence from tax aggressiveness

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    Francis , Bill B; Hasan, Iftekhar; Wu,Qiang; YAN Meng

    2014-01-01

    This paper investigates the effect of CFO gender on corporate tax aggressiveness. Focusing on firms that experience a male-to-female CFO transition, the paper compares those firms’ degree of tax aggressiveness during the pre- and post-transition periods. Using the probability of tax sheltering, the predicted unrecognized tax benefits, and the discretionary permanent book-tax differences to measure tax aggressiveness, we find that female CFOs are associated with less tax aggressiveness as comp...

  12. Deciding on Tax Evasion

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    Boll, Karen

    2015-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to analyse everyday reasoning in public administration. This is done by focusing on front line tax inspectors’ decisions about tax evasion. Design/methodology/approach – The paper presents ethnography of bureaucracy and field audits. The material stems from...... fieldwork conducted in the Central Customs and Tax Administration. Findings – The paper shows that the tax inspectors reason about tax evasion in a casuistic manner. They pay attention to similar cases and to particular circumstances of the individual cases. In deciding on tax evasion, the inspectors do...... not just administer the laws; they also enact a policy of fair-mindedness. Doing this they are constrained by time and man-powers, but also enabled by various organizational devices. Research limitations/implications – The tax inspectors that the author followed were carefully chosen and acted...

  13. Sensitivity Analysis on Carbon Tax and Gas Price of Distributed Energy System Under Optimal Strategy%分布式能源系统最佳策略下碳税与气价敏感性分析

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    赵军; 王惠; 康利改; 安青松

    2016-01-01

    Considering the limitation of combined cooling,heating and power(CCHP)system application at present,a three-dimensional model simulating the correlation of system load with efficiency,load ratio and cooling water temperature was established,which consisted of CCHP,electric heat pump and energy storage.The conver-sion coefficient of adding carbon tax to electricity price was put forward,and the system model of distributedsystem taking the day operating cost as the target was built based on carbon emissions,carbon tax and the electricity buy-back from on-site(the surplus electricity out of the distributed system can be sold back to the grid when the generated power exceeds local demands).Then the conversion coefficient of adding carbon tax to the electricity price that con-siderated the environment and economy was proposed,the model of regard operating cost as the target was built, based on the analysis on several different operation strategies of the system,it is shown that the distributed system brings out better economic benefit when the carbon tax is added to the electricity price entirely,and the heat priority mode is the best operating strategy.Finally,by comparing the economy of the distributed system with traditional coal-fired power plant system,and conducting a sensitivity analysis on carbon tax value and gas price,it is shown that the carbon tax and gas price for the distributed system and coal-fired power plant system are economically interac-tive;when the gas price is 3.15 CNY/m3 and carbon tax is higher than 0.75 CNY/kg or the carbon tax is 0.30 CNY/kg and gas price is lower than 2.00 CNY/m3,the distributed system has better economic benefit than the traditional coal-fired power plant system.%针对目前冷热电(CCHP)三联供分布式系统应用的不完善性,提出了一套包含CCHP、电热泵、蓄能系统的分布式能源系统,以及能够模拟分布式系统负荷和系统效率与负荷率、冷却水温的三维关联模型.考

  14. 碳交易与碳税兼容性分析--兼论中国减排路径选择%Study on the Pathway of China to Mitigate Emissions Based on the Compatibility of Carbon Tax and ETS

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    魏庆坡

    2015-01-01

    As important environmental policy instruments, ETS and carbon tax are dedicated to address climate change and promote low carbon economy. However, none of them could achieve the theoretical emission reduction results. With the increasingly serious climate problem and emission mitigation presaue, more and more countries are trying to employ more than one environmental policy instrument to tackle carbon emission issues, including China. But the realistic problems are whether these two ‘quite different ’ emission reduction systems could work well and how they can work well. On the basis of theory analysis, this paper discussed the compatibility between absolute emission reduction target and carbon tax, and the result shows that there are systematic problems. As to relative emission reduction target, the result shows that it could be compatible with carbon tax. For the issues related to absolute target, this thesis argued that ceiling price and floor price, banking system, borrowing system, reducing the overlap of adjustment coverage, projects offsetting and other systems should be introduced, which could improve the defects of both in reality and constitute a hybrid system with enhancing both advantages and avoiding their disadvantages. With background of establishing national ETS market and preparation of carbon tax, taking the compatibility analysis above as a basis, proceeding from China ’ s reduction commitment and domestic pilot ETSs, we argued that China, as a developing country, should consider the social economy development as the prerequisite of emission mitigation. Responding to initial period of mitigation and arduous reduction task, as well as low-volume transaction having little impact on allowance price fluctuation, this paper put forward that incorporating carbon tax to address environmental complexity and diversity. Furthermore, these instrument combinations could increase taxes revenues, balance mitigation pressure, etc. Therefore, the pathway

  15. THE TAX ADVANTAGES OF INCOME TAX PAYERS

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    SUCIU GHEORGHE

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available The paper analyzes the cost of financing through financial and operational leasing due to the deductibility of depreciation and interest. The shareholders of any company aim to obtain profit and to increase their ownership equity. In order for this to happen, the company must have profit, for which a corporate tax must be paid. A good management translates into choosing the most advantageous means of financing, which will lead to paying a lower corporate tax. Leasing and the non-taxation of reinvested profits are two means through which companies can obtain significant fiscal advantages, by increasing the deductible expenses, or by paying lower taxes.

  16. Reflections on the Scandinavian model: some insights into energy-related taxes in Denmark and Sweden

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    Andersen, Mikael Skou

    2015-01-01

    This article describes how excise taxes on energy products and electricity have been combined with taxes on CO2 emissions and air pollution in the Nordic countries. The methods and principles employed in this region may be of interest to other countries considering how to tax fossil fuels as part...... of their transition to low-carbon energy systems....

  17. Green tax reform in Denmark

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    Andersen, Mikael Skou

    1994-01-01

    In June 1993, the new Danish coalition government introduced a comprehensive tax reform that includes a substantial package of new green taxes. The tax reform, which became effective on 1 January 1994, will gradually phase in new green taxes worth approximately 12 billion DKK (1.6 billion ECU) to substitute for decreased income taxes.

  18. Why Taxing Consumption?

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    Landes, Xavier

    2015-01-01

    are controversial while the invocation of efficiency is actually grounded in an underlying view of social cooperation. Secondly, this chapter advances the idea that an ultimate justification for the choice of specific tax base (consumption, income and wealth) expresses such an underlying view. In other words......, the choice of a specific tax base is not totally instrumental, it has some intrinsic moral value too. In this respect, the chapter ends with a comparison between taxing income and taxing consumption. It is shown that a tax on consumption raises questions that should be answered by political philosophers.......Robert Frank is famous for proposing an incremental tax on consumption. His proposition is motivated by the control of positional externalities, i.e. the costs that individuals impose on each other when they consume goods for securing or acquiring social status. A close analysis of Frank...

  19. Measuring Tax Efficiency

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    Raimondos-Møller, Pascalis; Woodland, Alan D.

    2004-01-01

    This paper introduces an index of tax optimality thatmeasures the distance of some current tax structure from the optimal taxstructure in the presence of public goods. In doing so, we derive a [0, 1]number that reveals immediately how far the current tax configurationis from the optimal one and......, thereby, the degree of efficiency of a taxsystem. We call this number the Tax Optimality Index. We show howthe basic method can be altered in order to derive a revenue equivalentuniform tax, which measures the size of the public sector. A numericalexample is used to illustrate the method developed.......JEL Code: H21, H41.Keywords: Tax optimality index, excess burden, distance function.Authors Affiliations: Raimondos-Møller: Copenhagen Business School, CEPR,CESifo, and EPRU. Woodland: University of Sydney....

  20. Taxing the Rich

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    Landier, Augustin; Plantin, Guillaume

    2013-01-01

    Affluent households can respond to taxation with means that are not economically viable for the rest of the population, such as sophisticated tax plans and international tax arbitrage. This paper studies an economy in which an inequality-averse social planner faces agents who have access to a tax-avoidance technology with increasing returns to scale, and who can shape the risk profile of their income as they see fit. Scale economies in avoidance imply that optimal taxation is regressive at th...

  1. Are we taxing ourselves?

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    Sausgruber, Rupert; Tyran, Jean-Robert

    2011-01-01

    -shifting in the market. We show that inexperienced voters are prone to such a tax-shifting bias, that experience is an effective de-biasing mechanism, but that pre-vote deliberation about tax regimes makes initially held opinions more extreme rather than correct. Our results suggest that voting on taxes is prone to bias...... and that easy-to-interpret facts are needed to de-bias voters....

  2. Tax Management and Corporate Governance

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    Přidal, Martin

    2010-01-01

    Recent accounting scandals and current global financial crisis have brought new demands on the whole corporate world. The call for better corporate governance is strengthening in all business areas including tax. Tax non -- compliance brings substantial risks for both tax payers and tax revenue authorities. The way how companies manage their tax risks can significantly influence their overall financial performance and reputation. The paper deals with issues of tax non -- compliance as a lack ...

  3. Gasoline Taxes and Consumer Behavior

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    Li, Shanjun; Linn, Joshua; Muehlegger, Erich J.

    2012-01-01

    Gasoline taxes can be employed to correct externalities associated with automobile use, to reduce dependency on foreign oil, and to raise government revenue. Our understanding of the optimal gasoline tax and the efficacy of existing taxes is largely based on empirical analysis of consumer responses to gasoline price changes. In this paper, we directly examine how gasoline taxes affect consumer behavior as distinct from tax-exclusive gasoline prices. Our analysis shows that a 5-cent tax increa...

  4. Capital Income Tax Coordination and the Income Tax Mix

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    Huizinga, Harry; Nielsen, Søren Bo

    2005-01-01

    Europe has seen several proposals for tax coordination only in the area of capital income taxation, leaving countries free to adjust their labor taxes. The expectation is that highercapital income tax revenues would cause countries to reduce their labor taxes. This paper shows that such changes...... in the mix of capital and labor taxes brought on by capital income tax coordination can potentially be welfare reducing. This reflects that in a non-cooperative equilibrium capital income taxes may be more distorting from an international perspective than are labor income taxes. Simulations with a simple...... model calibrated to EU public finance data suggest that countries indeed lower their labor taxes in response to higher coordinated capital income taxes. The overall welfare effects of capital income tax coordination, however, are estimated to remain positive.JEL Classification: F20, H87...

  5. Understanding the Tax Gap1

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    Mazur, Mark J.; Plumley, Alan H.

    2007-01-01

    The Tax Gap is defined as the difference between the amount of tax imposed by the Tax Code and the amount that is reported and paid with timely filed returns. For the federal government, the gross tax gap is estimated at $345 billion for Tax Year 2001 (after the collection of late and enforced payments, the net tax gap is estimated at $290 billion for Tax Year 2001). This paper explains the concept of the tax gap, discusses how it is estimated, and points out some limitations with the estimates.

  6. THE WORLD OF TAx DEDUCTIONS

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    Alexei V. Dujov

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available In this article a study and methodological foundations of the structure of taxes and fees. Disclosed the concept of elements of tax and duty. Focuses on the nature of the concept of «tax deduction». Provides legal and the author’s interpretation of the term «tax deduction». Examples of application of a tax deduction in the value-added tax and the tax to incomes of physical persons. the conclusions about the multilateral nature of the tax deduction.

  7. Tax Law System

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    Tsindeliani, Imeda A.

    2016-01-01

    The article deals with consideration of the actual theoretic problems of the subject and system of tax law in Russia. The theoretical approaches to determination of the nature of separate institutes of tax law are represented. The existence of pandect system intax law building as financial law sub-branch of Russia is substantiated. The goal of the…

  8. Less Tax, More Kindness?

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    2006-01-01

    Many companies are reluctant to donate to charities, largely because of the government's tax policies While there are more than 10 million government-registered companies in China, a recent survey found that fewer than 100,000 of them have any record of making charitable contributions, with many experts citing the country's tax

  9. Legislature Abolishes Agricultural Tax

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    2006-01-01

      China's 2,600-year-old agricultural tax will be rescinded as of Jan. 1,2006, after China's top legislature voted on December 27 to adopt a motion on the regulations revoking the agricultural tax.……

  10. Sick of Taxes?

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    Ljunge, Jan Martin

    I estimate a price elasticity of sickness absence. Sick leave is an intensive margin of labor supply where individuals are free to adjust. I exploit variation in tax rates over two decades, which provide thousands of differential incentives across time and space, to estimate the price...... responsiveness. High taxes provide an incentive to take more sick leave, as less after tax income is lost when taxes are high. The panel data, which is representative of the Swedish population, allow for extensive controls including unobserved individual characteristics. I find a substantial price elasticity...... of sick leave, -0.7, with respect to the net of tax rate. Though large relative to traditional labor supply elasticities, Swedes are half as price elastic as bike messengers, and just as elastic as stadium vendors on the margin which they can adjust freely....

  11. Effect of Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion on Personal Income Tax Administration in Nigeria

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    J. F Adebisi

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available The study examines the effect of tax avoidance and tax evasion on personal income tax administration in Nigeria. Tax evasion and tax avoidance, a problem which seems to have defied solution, had been deviled the tax system right from colonial times. While some had blamed the situation on tax authorities for not living up to expectation with regards to tax administration, others attribute it to the unpatriotic attitude of tax payers. It was in this light of contending position that the researcher carryout a survey in Nigeria with particular reference to Federal Inland Revenue Service Abuja. The sample size was derived statistically using Yaro Yamani formula. The sample size consists of three hundred and five (305 employees of Federal Inland Revenue Service Abuja. The study utilizes primary and secondary data. Tables and percentages were used for the analysis. The Analysis of Variance (ANOVA was used to test the hypotheses. The research findings disclose that enlightenment and adequate utilization of tax revenue on public goods will discourage tax avoidance and tax evasion, high tax rates encourage tax avoidance and tax evasion, personal income tax generation has not being impressive and personal income tax rates are too high. The researcher therefore concluded that there is a direct and positive relationship between tax avoidance, tax evasion, tax rates and personal income tax administration in Nigeria. Hence recommended that tax officials should be constantly trained and retrained on the job, a deliberate and more aggressive public enlightenment campaign should be embarked upon by government and the reduction in tax rates for the poor. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE AR-SA

  12. Excise tax avoidance: the case of state cigarette taxes.

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    DeCicca, Philip; Kenkel, Donald; Liu, Feng

    2013-12-01

    We conduct an applied welfare economics analysis of cigarette tax avoidance. We develop an extension of the standard formula for the optimal Pigouvian corrective tax to incorporate the possibility that consumers avoid the tax by making purchases in nearby lower tax jurisdictions. To provide a key parameter for our formula, we estimate a structural endogenous switching regression model of border-crossing and cigarette prices. In illustrative calculations, we find that for many states, after taking into account tax avoidance the optimal tax is at least 20% smaller than the standard Pigouvian tax that simply internalizes external costs. Our empirical estimate that tax avoidance strongly responds to the price differential is the main reason for this result. We also use our results to examine the benefits of replacing avoidable state excise taxes with a harder-to-avoid federal excise tax on cigarettes.

  13. The UK sugar tax - a healthy start?

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    Jones, C M

    2016-07-22

    The unexpected announcement by the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer of a levy on sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs) on the 16 March 2016, should be welcomed by all health professionals. This population based, structural intervention sends a strong message that there is no place for carbonated drinks, neither sugared nor sugar-free, in a healthy diet and the proposed levy has the potential to contribute to both general and dental health. The sugar content of drinks exempt from the proposed sugar levy will still cause tooth decay. Improving the proposed tax could involve a change to a scaled volumetric tax of added sugar with a lower exemption threshold. External influences such as the Common Agricultural Policy and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership may negate the benefits of the sugar levy unless it is improved. However, the proposed UK sugar tax should be considered as a start in improving the nation's diet.

  14. Governance, Trust and Taxes

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    Weihe, Guri; Joensen, E. Juanna Schröter

    This paper examines the role of social capital (trust) vis-à-vis the propensity of a country to be a tax haven. The empirical analysis corroborates that better governed countries have a higher ceteris paribus probability to be tax havens. However, social capital counteracts the effect of governance...... quality. This effect is so strong that the partial effect of governance quality is reversed for countries with the trust index in the top quartile – making these high trust countries less likely to be tax havens – even as governance quality is increased. Thus it is crucial to consider the interaction...

  15. Levying Inheritance Tax Now?

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    2010-01-01

    Whether China should levy inheritance tax has become a hot topic of discussion. One survey about levying such a tax on high-income earners conducted by a consultancy agency of China Youth Daily shows 48.46 percent of 11,203 respondents thought it was not yet the right time while 34.03 percent of them said it was and 17.51 percent were not sure. The survey also shows 52.6 percent of the respondents thought affluent Americans’ giving of money to charity was related to inheritance tax.

  16. Tax Salience, Voting, and Deliberation

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    Sausgruber, Rupert; Tyran, Jean-Robert

    biases consumers' voting on tax regimes, and that experience is an effective de-biasing mechanism in the experimental laboratory. Pre-vote deliberation makes initially held opinions more extreme rather than correct and does not eliminate the bias in the typical committee. Yet, if voters can discuss...... their experience with the tax regimes they are less likely to be biased.......Tax incentives can be more or less salient, i.e. noticeable or cognitively easy to process. Our hypothesis is that taxes on consumers are more salient to consumers than equivalent taxes on sellers because consumers underestimate the extent of tax shifting in the market. We show that tax salience...

  17. Tax Salience, Voting, and Deliberation

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    Sausgruber, Rupert; Tyran, Jean-Robert

    Tax incentives can be more or less salient, i.e. noticeable or cognitively easy to process. Our hypothesis is that taxes on consumers are more salient to consumers than equivalent taxes on sellers because consumers underestimate the extent of tax shifting in the market. We show that tax salience...... biases consumers' voting on tax regimes, and that experience is an effective de-biasing mechanism in the experimental laboratory. Pre-vote deliberation makes initially held opinions more extreme rather than correct and does not eliminate the bias in the typical committee. Yet, if voters can discuss...... their experience with the tax regimes they are less likely to be biased....

  18. Restructuring Estate and Gift Taxes

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    Sawyers, Roby B.

    2001-01-01

    Most observers agree that restructuring the current transfer tax system (encompassing the estate, gift and generation skipping transfer taxes) is warranted and appropriate. However, the debate in Congress and the press centers on exactly how the system should be changed. In this paper, I analyze and compare outright repeal of the transfer tax to two alternatives--significant modifications of the current transfer tax system and a tax on appreciation at death--and conclude that a combination of...

  19. Real Property Tax Rates

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    Montgomery County of Maryland — The Levy Year 2012 real property tax rate dataset reflects all the rates per $100 set each year by the County Council. These rates are applied to the assessed value...

  20. Gross Sales Tax Collections

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    City of Jackson, Mississippi — This data is captured directly from the MS Department of Revenue and specific to the City of Jackson. It is compiled from Gross Sales Tax reported by taxpayers each...

  1. Real Property Tax - 2016

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    Montgomery County of Maryland — This data represents all of the County’s residential real estate properties and all of the associated tax charges and credits with that property processed at the...

  2. Tax Unit Boundaries

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    Kansas Data Access and Support Center — The Statewide GIS Tax Unit boundary file was created through a collaborative partnership between the State of Kansas Department of Revenue Property Valuation...

  3. Levying Inheritance Tax Now?

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    2010-01-01

    @@ Whether China should levy inheritance tax has become a hot topic of discussion. One survey about levying such a tax on high-income earners conducted by a consul-tancy agency of China Youth Daily shows 48.46 percent of 11,203 respondents thought it was not yet the right time while 34.03 per-cent of them said it was and 17.51 percent were not sure.

  4. A Taxing Dilemma

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    Kerry Brown

    2013-01-01

    Multinational corporations come under scrutiny for alleged tax dodging The issue of taxation seems to be a dry,technical subject.But it is one that people can get extremely emotional about,as some major corporations in Europe and North America have discovered recently.Since the global financial crisis broke out in 2008,the issue of taxes that corporations pay has become a sensitive one.In Europe and

  5. Innovating the tax compliance management process

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    Dimitrijević, Marina

    2014-01-01

    The taxpayers' observance of tax legislation (tax compliance) is important for every tax authority. This issue is particularly relevant in the contemporary circumstances when the application of tax laws occurs within a complex and ever-changing environment. Despite the differences underlying national tax policies, tax legislations, tax administration and tax moral, the primary goal of taxation remains the same: taxes should be collected in accordance with the law in order to provide for build...

  6. Nonpoint Source Pollution Taxes and Excessive Tax Burden

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    Karp, L. [Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, 207 Giannini Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States)

    2005-06-01

    If a regulator is unable to measure firms individual emissions, an ambient tax can be used to achieve the socially desired level of pollution. With this tax, each firm pays a unit tax on aggregate emissions. In order for the tax to be effective, firms must recognize that their decisions affect aggregate emissions. When firms behave strategically with respect to the tax-setting regulator, under plausible circumstances their tax burden is lower under an ambient tax, relative to the tax which charges firms on the basis of individual emissions. Firms may prefer the case where the regulator is unable to observe individual firm emissions, even if this asymmetric information causes the regulator to tax each firm on the basis of aggregate emissions.

  7. The Property Tax as a Tax on Value: Deadweight Loss

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    Richard Arnott; Petia Petrova

    2002-01-01

    Consider an atomistic developer who decides when and at what density to develop his land, under a property value tax system characterized by three time-invariant tax rates: tv, the tax rate on pre-development land value; ts, the tax rate on post development residual site value; and tk, the tax rate on structure value. Arnott (2002) identified the subset of property value tax systems which are neutral. This paper investigates the relative efficiency of four idealized, non-neutral property valu...

  8. 基于可计算的一般均衡模型的我国碳税政策“双重红利”研究%Research on "Double Dividend" of the Carbon Tax Policy Based on CGE Model

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    王健

    2011-01-01

    建立了分析我国减少二氧化碳排放而征收碳税的可计算的一般均衡模型,分析碳税政策的“双重红利”.结果显示:为减少二氧化碳排放而征收碳税,对社会经济变量将造成一定的负面影响.保持财政中性,在征收碳税的时候,减少居民或者企业间接税,都可以在减少二氧化碳排放量的同时提高社会福利或者保持社会福利变化不大,实现碳税的“双重红利”.但是在保持财政中性,在征收碳税的同时减少企业所得税,虽然减少了二氧化碳排放量,居民的社会福利却有了更大程度的下降.%The paper establishes the CGE model to analyse "double dividend" of carbon tax policy, and to reduce dioxide emissions in China. The results show that carbon tax policy has some negative impact on socio-economic variables. To maintain fiscal neutrality, when the government levy the carbon tax and reduce the indirect taxes residents or businesses, we can improve the social welfare or keep little change, and reduce dioxide emissions, and achieve the "double dividend" . However, to maintain fiscal neutrality, when to reduce the corporate income tax, there is a greater degree decline of social welfare.

  9. A study of the Indonesian's income tax reforms and the development of income tax revenues

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    Putra, Eureka

    2014-01-01

    This paper studies the Indonesian's income tax reforms and the development of Indonesian's income tax revenues in the period of 1983-2011. It points out two key features of the Indonesian's income tax reforms: 1) the tax reforms have embraced tax rates cutting and tax bases broadening apcomprehensive income tax system toward the schedular tax system. Then, regarding tax revenues, data shows that the Indonesian's nominal income tax revenues have increased considerably during that period; howev...

  10. Tax Efficiency vs. Tax Equity – Points of View regarding Tax Optimum

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    Stela Aurelia Toader

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Objectives. Starting from the idea that tax equity requirements, administration costs and the tendency towards tax evasion determine the design of tax systems, it is important to identify a satisfactory efficiency/equity deal in order to build a tax system as close to optimum requirements as possible. Prior Work Previous studies proved that an optimum tax system is that through which it will be collected a level of tax revenues which will satisfy budgetary demands, while losing only a minimum ‘amount’ of welfare. In what degree the Romanian tax system meets these requirements? Approach We envisage analyzing the possibilities of improving Romanian tax system as to come nearest to optimum requirements. Results We can conclude fiscal system can uphold important improvements in what assuring tax equity is concerned, resulting in raising the degree of free conformation in the field of tax payment and, implicitly, the degree of tax efficiency. Implications Knowing to what extent it can be acted upon in the direction of finding that satisfactory efficiency/equity deal may allow oneself to identify the blueprint of a tax system in which the loss of welfare is kept down to minimum. Value For the Romanian institutions empowered to impose taxes, the knowledge of the possibilities of making the tax system more efficient can be important while aiming at reducing the level of evasion phenomenon.

  11. Tax Area Boundaries, Tax districts, Published in 2005, Freelance.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Tax Area Boundaries dataset, was produced all or in part from Hardcopy Maps information as of 2005. It is described as 'Tax districts'. Data by this publisher...

  12. Tax morale : theory and empirical analysis of tax compliance

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    Torgler, Benno

    2003-01-01

    Tax morale is puzzling in our society. Observations show that tax compliance cannot be satisfactorily explained by the level of enforcement. Other factors may well be relevant. This paper contains a short survey of important theoretical and empirical findings in the tax morale literature, focussing on personal income tax morale. The following three key topics are discussed: moral sentiments, fairness and the relationship between taxpayer and government. The survey stresses the ...

  13. Earnings Management, Corporate Tax Shelters, and Book–Tax Alignment

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    Desai, Mihir A.; Dharmapala, Dhammika

    2009-01-01

    This paper reviews recent evidence analyzing the link between earnings management and corporate tax avoidance and considers the implications for how policymakers should evaluate the financial reporting environment facing firms. A real–world tax shelter is dissected to illustrate how tax shelter products enable managers to manipulate reported earnings. A stylized example is developed that generalizes this view of corporate tax avoidance and empirical evidence consistent with this view is discu...

  14. Why Property Tax Limitations Won't Limit Everyone's Taxes.

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    Picus, Larry

    Property tax limitation measures passed in 1978 by voters in California and Idaho contain provisions that apparently will reduce the equity of the property tax system in both states. Changes in assessment practices mandated by the new laws will shift the property tax burden away from business and commercial property and toward residential property…

  15. Tax-tariff reform with costs of tax administration

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    Munk, Knud Jørgen

    on border taxes to finance its resource requirements. However, the theorem does not hold when taxation is associated with administrative costs. The present paper explores the implications of taking into account the costs of tax administration for optimal taxation and for desirable directions of tax...

  16. Tax Expenditures: A Theoretical Review

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    Vjekoslav Bratić

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Tax expenditures are an instrument frequently used when a government wishes to achieve certain economic and social effects. But because of the increasing number and scope of tax expenditures, their proper use, quality of administration and record-keeping have become a major challenge for the tax authorities and the whole of the government. The article considers and explains very diverse forms of tax expenditure such as reliefs, tax deductions, tax allowances, tax exceptions and special rates of taxation and the ways in which they are defined and calculated. The key problems in the analysis are the absence of a single definition and of methodology for the calculations; these ultimately make it impossible to compare tax expenditures between or among countries.

  17. New Mexico Property Tax Districts

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    Earth Data Analysis Center, University of New Mexico — This layer represents boundaries for New Mexico tax district "OUT" categories and incorporated/municipal "IN" categories as identified on the "Certificate of Tax...

  18. Formation of tax culture in Russia

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    Halikova Je.A.

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available This article deals with the mechanism of the formation of tax culture in Russia, moral and ethical principles, on which based the work of the tax authorities, given the author's idea of the formation of tax culture. We consider the institution of tax advice, its interaction with the tax authorities and its impact on the formation of tax culture.

  19. 27 CFR 19.21 - Tax.

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    ... 27 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Tax. 19.21 Section 19.21 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO TAX AND TRADE BUREAU, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY LIQUORS DISTILLED SPIRITS PLANTS Taxes Gallonage Taxes § 19.21 Tax. (a) A tax is imposed by 26...

  20. Why Taxing Consumption?

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    Landes, Xavier

    2015-01-01

    Robert Frank is famous for proposing an incremental tax on consumption. His proposition is motivated by the control of positional externalities, i.e. the costs that individuals impose on each other when they consume goods for securing or acquiring social status. A close analysis of Frank...... are controversial while the invocation of efficiency is actually grounded in an underlying view of social cooperation. Secondly, this chapter advances the idea that an ultimate justification for the choice of specific tax base (consumption, income and wealth) expresses such an underlying view. In other words...

  1. Green tax reform and competitiveness

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    Koskela, Erkki; Schöb, Ronnie; Sinn, Hans-Werner

    2000-01-01

    This paper develops a model of a small open economy that produces an export good with domestic labour and imported energy and is stuck in an unemployment situation resulting from an excessive fixed net-of-tax wage rate. We study a revenue-neutral green tax reform that substitutes energy for wage taxes. A moderate green tax reform will boost employment, improve welfare, and increase the economy's competitiveness. The driving force behind these results is the technological substitution process ...

  2. Extrinsic incentives and tax compliance

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    Sour, Laura; Gutiérrez Andrade, Miguel Ángel

    2011-01-01

    This paper models the impact of extrinsic incentives in a tax compliance model. It also provides experimental evidence that confirms the existence of a positive relationship between rewards and tax compliance. If individuals are audited, rewards for honest taxpayers are effective in increasing the level of tax compliance. These results are particularly relevant in countries where there is little respect for tax law since rewards can contribute to crowding in the intrinsic motivation to comply.

  3. Regional Tax Reform Goes National

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    LAN XINZHEN

    2011-01-01

    After a year of experimental reform on the resource tax ratio in China's western Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region,the State Council announced on September 21 to add the method of levying the resource tax ratio by value to the existing practice of levying the ratio by volume only.It will also change resource tax rates on crude oil and natural gas.

  4. THE IMPLICATIONS OF TAX MORALE ON TAX COMPLIANCE BEHAVIOR

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    Nichita Ramona-Anca

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available The present paper focuses on the analysis of tax compliance behavior from the tax morale standpoint. We grounded our research on the idea that empirical studies constantly invalidating the assumptions of theoretical models of tax evasion show there are more factors influencing compliance than just the economic ones (e.g., audit probability, fine, tax rate, income. Giving the fact that audit probabilities are generally very low and that tax evasion is not as high as one could expect, tax morale might have to do with the high degrees of tax compliance registered around the world. In a stream of articles on taxation published beginning with the late 60n#8217;s, tax morale defined as the intrinsic motivation to comply or n#8220;internalised obligation to pay taxn#8221; (Braithwaite and Ahmed 2005 has been found to positively relate to tax compliance and negatively relate to shadow economy. This paper attempts to offer a broader view on the influence of tax morale on compliance behavior, covering articles ranging from national and cross-cultural surveys to experimental games. Moreover, the aim of the article is to emphasize the policy implications of tax morale research and the changes governments could make in order to raise the amount of public levies.

  5. Bureaucratic Tax-Seeking: The Danish Waste Tax

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    Christoffersen, Henrik; Svendsen, Gert Tinggaard

    2000-01-01

    Two main results in traditional tax theory states the following. First, general taxes minimize the welfare loss from changed relative prices. Second, because the total public budget tends to exceed the optimal size, a leader (here named 'troop leader') is needed in the budget process to prevent...... over-taxation. Nevertheless, differentiated taxes initiated by individual ministries generate a still larger proportion of total tax revenue, in particular under cover of taxing externalities such as environmental pollution. We suggest that this situation leads to over-taxation for two reasons. First......, the absence of a strong and fully informed troop leader prevents rational coordination of collective action. Second, budget maximization leads to overwhelming fiscal pressure because bureaucracies are competing about resources just like fishermen or hunters (here named 'bureaucratic tax-seeking'). Taxing...

  6. Windfall Tax on Oil

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    2006-01-01

    China has adopted a special income tax on oil companies, to restrict excessive monopoly profits and subsidize weak sectors O n April 4, the China Petroleum & Chemical Corp., known as Sinopec, together with its holding subsidiaries Sinopec Shengli Oilfield Daming Co. Ltd. and

  7. Scrapping Agricultural Tax

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    2004-01-01

    On March 5,in his government report to the annual session of the country's top legislature,the National People's Congress,Premier Wen Jiabao set the goal to reduce the agricultural tax rate by more than one percentage point each year,

  8. Motor Fuel Excise Taxes

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    2015-09-01

    A new report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) explores the role of alternative fuels and energy efficient vehicles in motor fuel taxes. Throughout the United States, it is common practice for federal, state, and local governments to tax motor fuels on a per gallon basis to fund construction and maintenance of our transportation infrastructure. In recent years, however, expenses have outpaced revenues creating substantial funding shortfalls that have required supplemental funding sources. While rising infrastructure costs and the decreasing purchasing power of the gas tax are significant factors contributing to the shortfall, the increased use of alternative fuels and more stringent fuel economy standards are also exacerbating revenue shortfalls. The current dynamic places vehicle efficiency and petroleum use reduction polices at direct odds with policies promoting robust transportation infrastructure. Understanding the energy, transportation, and environmental tradeoffs of motor fuel tax policies can be complicated, but recent experiences at the state level are helping policymakers align their energy and environmental priorities with highway funding requirements.

  9. China’s Emerging Tax Regime: Local Tax Farming and Central Tax Bureaucracy

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    Z. Zhu (Ze); B. Krug (Barbara)

    2005-01-01

    textabstractChina like other transition economies needs to establish a tax system compatible with a market economy, in particular, an efficient tax administration system with capable tax bureaucrats. The paper singles out the general and China-specific features by which central government attempts t

  10. Credits and Exemptions for Children. Tax Facts from the Tax Policy Center. Tax Notes[R

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    Maag, Elaine

    2009-01-01

    The Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit (CTC), Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC), and the dependent exemption all provide benefits to families with children. In 2009, a single mom (or dad) with two children can receive benefits ranging from $0 to about $7,500--depending on her income, age of the children, and where the children live. While…

  11. Bribes and Business Tax Evasion

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    Joulfaian, David

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper investigates the role of governance, in particular bribes to tax officials, in shaping business tax compliance behavior in transition economies. The empirical results show that business noncompliance rises with the frequency of tax related bribes. More specifically, the findings from 27 economies suggest that tax evasion thrives when bribes to tax officials are commonplace. These findings are robust to a number of specifications that control for firm and country attributes as well as address the potential endogeneity of bribes.

  12. Export Taxes under Bertrand Duopoly

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    Clarke, Roger; Collie, David R.

    2006-01-01

    This article analyses export taxes in a Bertrand duopoly with product differentiation, where a home and a foreign firm both export to a third-country market. It is shown that the maximum-revenue export tax always exceeds the optimum-welfare export tax. In a Nash equilibrium in export taxes, the country with the low cost firm imposes the largest export tax. The results under Bertrand duopoly are compared with those under Cournot duopoly. It is shown that the absolute value of the export subsid...

  13. Do Taxes Produce Better Wine?

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    Ljunge, Jan Martin

    Theory predicts that unit taxes increase the quality consumed in a market since unit taxes reduce the relative price of high quality goods. Ad valorem taxes, on the other hand, have no effect on relative prices and should not affect product quality. The hypothesis is tested empirically in the US ...... wine market. I find that the market share of high quality wine is significantly increased by unit taxes and that there is no significant effect of ad valorem taxes, in accordance with the hypothesis and previous empirical studies....

  14. 碳税与区域经济协调发展基于分位数回归的实证研究%Carbon Tax and Coordinated Development of Regional Economy An Empirical Study Based on the Quantile Regression Approach

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    徐盈之; 郭进; 周秀丽

    2016-01-01

    以碳税的征收如何最大限度地兼顾区域经济协调发展为出发点,通过分位数回归方法,考察了开征碳税对全国及东中西和东北四大区域经济协调发展的影响效应。结果表明:就全国而言,征收碳税将显著地降低区域经济协调发展水平,且其影响效应在条件分布的不同位置存在明显的差异性。扩大人力资本规模、促进区域贸易往来能够削弱开征碳税对区域经济协调发展的负面影响;开征碳税对东部和东北地区的经济协调发展存在负面影响,且在东北地区的负面影响最为明显,而对中部和西部地区的作用效果则恰好相反。据此,从实施阶段性、差异化碳税税率等角度提出对策建议。%The effect of introducing carbon tax on the coordinated development of national and regional economy was explored by applying the quantile regression approach for the purpose of maximizing its positive impact.The results indicated that:as to China in the whole,introducing carbon tax has a significantly negative effect on promoting the level of coordinated development of regional economy,but enhancing human capital scale and reinforcing regional trading could alleviate the negative effect;as to the four regions,introducing carbon tax has a significantly negative effect on promoting the level of coordinated development of regional economy in the eastern and northeastern regions,and the negative effect in the northeastern region is much more serious,whereas introducing carbon tax shows a positive effect in the central and western regions.Finally,some relevant policies and suggestions like carrying out periodical and differentiated carbon tax were proposed based on the results.

  15. Legal and Illegal Tax Evasion

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    Marcel Suvelea

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available In the economic and social plan, tax evasion is a reality seen in various forms, such as the keeping of not realistic accounting books; willful destruction of documents that might lead to the discovery of real product deliveries, adopted prices, fees received or paid, establishing false customs declarations for the goods import or export, preparing false tax declarations, while knowingly not mentioning but a portion of the incomes. The largest tax evasion - 60% - is generated from VAT, while social contributions generate approximately 24% of the total fiscal evasion, mainly through the phenomenon of “illegal work” (employees in the underground economy. For this purpose it is necessary a deep reform of the taxes administration, mainly in the direction of increasing the degree of tax collection. The phenomenon as a whole is very difficult to control and to quantify and to this contribute also the tax laws’ peculiarities, tax policies, corruption and the standard of living

  16. Theoretical Provision of Tax Transformation

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    Feofanova Iryna V.

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available The article is aimed at defining the questions, giving answers to which is necessary for scientific substantiation of the tax transformation in Ukraine. The article analyzes the structural-logical relationships of the theories, providing substantiation of tax systems and transformation of them. Various views on the level of both the tax burden and the distribution of the tax burden between big and small business have been systematized. The issues that require theoretical substantiation when choosing a model of tax system have been identified. It is determined that shares of both indirect and direct taxes and their rates can be substantiated by calculations on the basis of statistical data. The results of the presented research can be used to develop the algorithm for theoretical substantiation of tax transformation

  17. Imperfect tax competition for profits, asymmetric equilibrium and beneficial tax havens

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    Johannesen, Niels

    2010-01-01

    -tax countries. In the second part of the paper, we introduce tax havens. Starting from a symmetric equilibrium, tax havens unambiguously reduce the tax revenue of countries due to a ‘leakage effect' - tax havens attract tax base from countries - and a 'competition effect' - the optimal response to the increased...... tax sensitivity of tax bases involves a reduction of tax rates. Starting from an asymmetric equilibrium, however, tax havens also raise the tax revenue of countries through a 'crowding effect' - tax havens make it less attractive to compete for profits and thus induce low-tax countries to become high......We present a model of tax competition for real investment and profits and show that the presence of tax havens in some cases increases the tax revenue of countries. In the first part of the paper, we argue that tax competition for profits is likely to be imperfect in the sense that the jurisdiction...

  18. TAX RESEARCH Financial Accounting versus Tax Accounting - Tax Rules’ Impact on Investment Decisions

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    Dr.Sc. Skender Ahmeti

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available This paper provides guidance for all those interested in research related to tax. In the study are included three main areas dealing with taxes and about taxes: (1 the role of information in corporation tax expenditures under the rules and laws of the country against financial statements according to international accounting standards, (2 case study PTK; how much effective tax and tax on extra profit has it paid (3 the impact of tax rules on investment decisions - the reasons and profits of the company and the host country. We will try to summarize here the three areas of study and come to some conclusions on how to deal with fiscal policy in Kosovo. In addition, we will offer our opinion on some interesting and important questions for future research.

  19. 26 CFR 31.6302-1 - Federal tax deposit rules for withheld income taxes and taxes under the Federal Insurance...

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    2010-04-01

    ... withheld income taxes and taxes under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) attributable to... 26 Internal Revenue 15 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Federal tax deposit rules for withheld income taxes and taxes under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) attributable to payments made...

  20. Slovenian income taxes and analysis of their tax expenditure in 2006-2010

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    Maja Klun

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Tax expenditure analyses have been an important element in the supervision of reform processes linked to implementing different kinds of tax incentive and the management of a correct tax policy. The paper provides an evaluation of tax expenditure in Slovenia relating to personal income tax and corporate income tax. Four consecutive tax years were selected for the calculation of the tax expenditure on personal income tax (2006-09, while three consecutive years were selected for the corporate income tax calculation (2008-10. The tax expenditure calculated for personal income tax was highest in 2006 and reached 5.2% of GDP. After several changes in personal income tax, expenditures decreased to around 3% of GDP in the following three years. The tax expenditure calculated for corporate income tax was much lower as compared to GDP than for personal income tax, reaching around 0.2% of GDP.

  1. Ecological tax reform

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    1996-12-31

    An environmental tax reform is seen by many as a possible solution to some crucial problems of modern society - pollution, excessive resource consumption and unemployment. Changes in the system of taxation are here seen as a long term process, one that must cheapen the costs of labour and make the costs of resource use more expensive - a process which can also create major changes in our society as to conceptions of quality, work, consumption etc. The conference presented proposals for an ecological tax and duty system that would contribute to: Changing technology so that it becomes more resource and energy effective. Changing the economic mechanisms so that resource consumption and pollution become more expensive while human resources become cheaper. Changing personal life styles and values so that material consumption becomes less decisive for our choices and priorities. An environmental tax reform is neither without problems nor painless. An economy and an industrial sector based on increasing consumption of energy and raw materials will, in the long run, lead to drawbacks that far outweigh those that are connected with an economic re-orientation whose driving force is another conception of nature. (EG)

  2. A tax proposal for a cash flow corporate tax

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    Lourdes Jerez Barroso

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: Due to its advantages in terms of neutrality and simplicity, the aim of this paper is to design a tax base for corporation cash flows, as well as to develop its practical implementation.Design/Methodology: The conceptual aspects and the background of tax on corporation tax flows are reviewed and a tax base that levies a charge on the corporation’s economical activities’ cash flow is then proposed. In order to carry this out, a methodological procedure is developed on the basis of the accounting documents that companies must present and through which the stock variables and the accounting documents’ work flow is transformed into cash flow.Findings: An implementation on the basis of the accounting documents that Spanish companies must present. Practical Implications: This paper defines the procedure to follow in order to determine the tax base of a cash flow corporate income tax on the basis of its accounts, which would allow an estimation of this tax figure’s revenue impact.Originality/ Value: The design of a tax base of cash flows for companies. The accounting approximation carried out to determine the cash flows justifies the fact that the tax base proposal is technically possible.

  3. Tax Cut Legislation: What's Fair? Lesson Plan.

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    Front and center in 2001 domestic policy debates is President George W. Bush's proposed tax relief plan. The U.S. federal tax is a progressive tax code, predicated on the assumption that "people who are most able to pay should pay the most." A progressive tax system makes an individual's tax bill increase faster than his/her income. The…

  4. Introducing the Microcomputer into Undergraduate Tax Courses.

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    Dillaway, Manson P.; Savage, Allan H.

    Although accountants have used computers for tax planning and tax return preparation for many years, tax education has been slow to reflect the increasing role of computers in tax accounting. The following are only some of the tasks that a business education department offering undergraduate tax courses for accounting majors should perform when…

  5. Environmental tax reform and endogenous growth

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    R.A. de Mooij (Ruud); A.L. Bovenberg (Lans)

    1997-01-01

    textabstractThis paper explores how an environmental tax reform impacts pollution, economic growth and welfare in an endogenous growth model with pre-existing tax distortions. We find that a shift in the tax mix away from output taxes towards pollution taxes may raise economic growth through two cha

  6. Alcohol Taxes and Birth Outcomes

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    Ning Zhang

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available This study examines the relationships between alcohol taxation, drinking during pregnancy, and infant health. Merged data from the US Natality Detailed Files, as well as the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (1985–2002, data regarding state taxes on beer, wine, and liquor, a state- and year-fixed-effect reduced-form regression were used. Results indicate that a one-cent ($0.01 increase in beer taxes decreased the incidence of low-birth-weight by about 1–2 percentage points. The binge drinking participation tax elasticity is −2.5 for beer and wine taxes and −9 for liquor taxes. These results demonstrate the potential intergenerational impact of increasing alcohol taxes.

  7. 26 CFR 1.641(a)-1 - Imposition of tax; application of tax.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Imposition of tax; application of tax. 1.641(a... (CONTINUED) INCOME TAX (CONTINUED) INCOME TAXES Estates, Trusts, and Beneficiaries § 1.641(a)-1 Imposition of tax; application of tax. For taxable years beginning after December 31, 1970, section 641...

  8. Korea's 2015 cigarette tax increases.

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    Cherukupalli, Rajeev

    2016-03-01

    South Korea increased tobacco taxes in 2015 after a 10-year gap. This commentary suggests two lessons for public finance practitioners. Substantive tax increases are crucial to reducing tobacco use; particularly where prices are demonstrably lower and prevalence higher in comparison to other countries ranked similarly on economic development indicators. Second, as a rule of thumb, governments cannot afford to neglect the annual increases that ensure that tobacco taxes do not lose their efficacy over time.

  9. Legal and Illegal Tax Evasion

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    Marcel Suvelea

    2013-01-01

    In the economic and social plan, tax evasion is a reality seen in various forms, such as the keeping of not realistic accounting books; willful destruction of documents that might lead to the discovery of real product deliveries, adopted prices, fees received or paid, establishing false customs declarations for the goods import or export, preparing false tax declarations, while knowingly not mentioning but a portion of the incomes. The largest tax evasion - 60% - is generated from VAT, while ...

  10. Waste Tax 1987-1996

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    Andersen, M. S.; Dengsøe, N.; Brendstrup, S.

    The report gives an ex-post evaluation of the Danish waste tax from 1987 to 1996. The evaluation shows that the waste tax has had a significant impact on the reductions in taxable waste. The tax has been decisive for the reduction in construction and demolition waste, while for the heavier fracti...... fractions under 'household waste', it has provided an important incentive for separate collection....

  11. Regional Tax Reform Goes National

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    2011-01-01

    China plans to increase resource tax to curb waste,but the plans raise fears of inflation After a year of experimental reform on the resource tax ratio in China’s western Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region,the State Council announced on September 21 to add the method of levying the resource tax ratio by value to the existing practice of levying the ratio by volume only.

  12. Tax Area Boundaries, TaxDistrictBoundary - tax district boundries, Published in 2010, Glynn County Board of Commissioners.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Tax Area Boundaries dataset, was produced all or in part from Other information as of 2010. It is described as 'TaxDistrictBoundary - tax district boundries'....

  13. 碳税对于发展非化石能源的作用——基于能源-环境-经济模型的分析%The Impact of Carbon Tax on Non-Fossil Energy Development --Based on the Analysis of Energy- Environment - Economic Model

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    周晟吕; 石敏俊; 李娜; 袁永娜

    2012-01-01

    This paper aims to assess the economic and environmental effects of fulfilling China' s unilateral international climate policy and non-fossil fuel pledges for 2020. A Chinese Energy - Environment - Economic Model based on CGE model with detailed electricity technologies for Chi- na is used to simulate four different mitigation policies. The results show that with 40 yuan/tCO: of carbon tax rate and use the carbon tax revenues as government income, household income, reduce output tax rate of most impacted sectors by carbon tax, and as the investment of non-fossil energy, can reduce CO2 emission intensity by 35.87% , 35.80% , 35.07% and 40. 13% in 2020 compared to 2005, as well as non-fossil energy consumption will account for 10. 99%, 11.00%, 10. 75% and 15.82% of the total energy consumption, respectively. The mitigation costs under policy scenarios compared to baseline are rather modest and stay below 0. 2% of GDP. If the tax revenue is used to alleviate output tax of the most affected industrial sectors, GDP may even in- crease. This paper suggests that the policy of combining carbon tax with investing non-fossil ener- gy is a good policy choice, which can not only promote the achievement of carbon intensity target in 2020, but also provide funds for non-fossil energy development to stimulate the realization of the non-fossil fuel consumption goal. In addition, taking into account the co-benefits of lower fos- sil-fuel use suggests that for most mitigation policies considered these benefits outweigh any losses in GDP. Hence, China may benefit from unilateral climate policy in the short run, independent of possible long-term effects on global warming.%为评价实现我国2020年碳排放强度和非化石能源发展目标的经济和环境影响,论文应用基于动态CGE模型的中国能源-环境-经济模型,模拟了不同减排政策下的减排效果及经济影响。模拟结果显示,征收40元/t CO2碳税,将碳税作为政府收入、居民收

  14. MUNICIPAL TAX HARMONIZATION; ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES

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    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available This research work is a desk study to establish the technical and economic criteria that help to minimize double taxation at the municipal level of this tax in Venezuela, specifically for: industrial taxpayer, the taxpayer eventual merchant and / or walking, and to taxpayer service providers and implementers works on Hence the choice of the Tax Harmonisation Law of Municipal Public power in Article 162 of the Code, and the business tax. The methodology is based on the quantitative paradigm, with documentary research design, descriptive level - explanatory. Concluding that the criteria depend on the connecting factors set forth in the Law, and they are the same governing tax under study.

  15. Tax Responses in Platform Industries

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    Kind, Hans Jarle; Köthenbürger, Marko; Schjelderup, Guttorm

    Two-sided platform firms serve distinct customer groups that are connected through interdependent demand, and include major businesses such as the media industry, banking, and the software industry. A well known result of tax incidence is that consumers of a more heavily taxed good pay a higher...... price and thus buy less of the good. The present paper shows that this result need not hold in a two-sided market. On the contrary, a higher ad valorem tax may lower end-user prices and spur sales. Thus, two-sided platform firms may not at all engage in tax shifting via price increases. We further show...

  16. Green tax reform in Denmark

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    Andersen, Mikael Skou

    1994-01-01

    Energy, transport and fuel taxes in Denmark have, since the late 1970s, been among the highest in the OECD, and raise already more than 30 billion DKK annually to cover 10-12 per cent of the state household: a share that will be increased over the next five years with new green taxes. Furthermore......, Denmark is currently the only country within the European Union which has introduced a tax on CO2; although Germany and the Netherlands are also considering doing so, the Danish CO2 tax has been effective since 1 January 1993....

  17. The HTLV-1 Tax interactome

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    Kettmann Richard

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract The Tax1 oncoprotein encoded by Human T-lymphotropic virus type I is a major determinant of viral persistence and pathogenesis. Tax1 affects a wide variety of cellular signalling pathways leading to transcriptional activation, proliferation and ultimately transformation. To carry out these functions, Tax1 interacts with and modulates activity of a number of cellular proteins. In this review, we summarize the present knowledge of the Tax1 interactome and propose a rationale for the broad range of cellular proteins identified so far.

  18. Taxes and Bribes in Uganda

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    Jagger, Pamela; Shively, Gerald

    2016-01-01

    Using data from 433 firms operating along Uganda’s charcoal and timber supply chains we investigate patterns of bribe payment and tax collection between supply chain actors and government officials responsible for collecting taxes and fees. We examine the factors associated with the presence and magnitude of bribe and tax payments using a series of bivariate probit and Tobit regression models. We find empirical support for a number of hypotheses related to payments, highlighting the role of queuing, capital-at-risk, favouritism, networks, and role in the supply chain. We also find that taxes crowd-in bribery in the charcoal market. PMID:27274568

  19. Typology of taxpayers and tax policy

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    Niesiobedzka Malgorzata

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available The issue how to reduce of tax evasion is widely discussed in the literature. A public authority may affect the behavior of taxpayers, not only through economic factors, but also by strengthen fiscal discipline. In this process especially role play such issues as tax morale, tax mentality and perceived tax justice. The purpose of the study was to identify groups of taxpayers with similar attitudes towards taxes and similar tax behaviors. Cluster analysis elicited four types of tax payers: Intrinsic Tax Payer, External Tax Payer, Intrinsic Tax Evader, External Tax Evader. In the study the most common were the first two types of taxpayers. Elicited types correspond with motivational tax postures identified by Braithwaite(2001, 2003 and Torgler (2003. The conclusions sum up the key issues discussed, policy implications and the limitation of the analysis.

  20. Optimal Tax Depreciation under a Progressive Tax System

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    Wielhouwer, J.L.; De Waegenaere, A.M.B.; Kort, P.M.

    2000-01-01

    The focus of this paper is on the effect of a progressive tax system on optimal tax depreciation. By using dynamic optimization we show that an optimal strategy exists, and we provide an analytical expression for the optimal depreciation charges. Depreciation charges initially decrease over time, an

  1. State Tax Capacity and the Representative Tax System.

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    Lucke, Robert B.

    1984-01-01

    Discusses the merit of using the Representative Tax System to measure state fiscal capacity instead of the traditional measure of per capita income. The conclusion is that the Representative Tax System can play a major role in determining the allocation of federal grants. (MJL)

  2. Tax Exportability in Tourism Market

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    Mohammad Mohebi

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Problem statement: Tax incidence is a basic topic in public economics as the tourism industry is an increasingly major contributor to government revenue. Generally, government taxation objectives are for the purpose of financing programs that improve people’s lives and economic prosperity, accelerate economic growth and allow for access to sustainable development. In the first view, tax policy decisions by government are based on their effects on the distribution of economic welfare. Therefore, to provide incentives for governments to select a suitable tax policy, exportability of tax is important. Hotel room tax is one of the main parts of tourism tax. Despite the importance of tax for government, it seems that the exportability of hotel room tax is still not well known. Therefore, understanding the counteraction of foreign visitors with respect to its main factors is important for the Malaysian government and tourism management. To achieve these aims, this study examines tax incidence effects on the tourism market. Approach: We use hotel room as representative of tourism market. Quarterly data from 1995-2009 are used and a dynamic model of simultaneous equation is employed. Results: Our results indicate that in the short run supply is elastic and demand is inelastic.But in the long run both demand and supply are elastic to price. Conclusion: Based the results if the government imposes one ringgit (Malaysian currency tax on hotel room price, the tourist contribution is more than 89 and 74% in the short run and long run respectively. Hence, we conclude that the Malaysian tourism market is exportable. Our results also indicate that tax on hotel has no negative social effects in the short run.

  3. Energy taxes in the OECD

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    NONE

    1995-10-04

    This report discusses the trend in energy taxation across the OECD countries since 1980. It is a striking feature that the decline in crude oil prices since the mid 1980s has been accompanied by a continued increase in oil taxes in the OECD countries. Current taxes on the use of oil in the industrialized world are now higher than the costs of importing crude oil. Thus there has been a redistribution of the value of oil in the end user market from the producers to the governments of the consuming countries. A similar development has taken place for natural gas. Traditionally natural gas has been free of tax or low taxed. In Europe, however, taxes on natural gas have increased significantly and are likely to continue to do so. Higher taxes on gas reduce producer prices. In contrast to oil and gas, there is practically no tax on coal. The few countries that do tax coal, primarily do so outside industry and power generation. There is no relation between the environmental impact of energy use and the structure of taxation of the energy carriers. The prime objective of energy taxation is to raise governmental revenues. 26 tabs., 11 tabs.

  4. The Sugar Tax in Holland

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    Ajjaji, Fadoua

    2016-01-01

    This inquiry supports the theory of a sugar tax has a positive influence on the sugar consumption of Dutch individuals. Once a tax is implemented, the sugar consumption declines. Furthermore, this study supported the hypothesis claiming that children have a positive influence on their parental sugar

  5. Environmental taxes and industry monopolization

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    Schoonbeek, Lambert; de Vries, Frans P.

    2009-01-01

    This paper considers a market with an incumbent monopolistic firm and a potential entrant. Production by both firms causes polluting emissions. The government selects a tax per unit of emission to maximize social welfare. The size of the tax rate affects whether or not the potential entrant enters t

  6. Tax Responses in Platform Industries

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    Kind, Hans Jarle; Köthenbürger, Marko; Schjelderup, Guttorm

    Two-sided platform firms serve distinct customer groups that are connected through interdependent demand, and include major businesses such as the media industry, banking, and the software industry. A well known result of tax incidence is that consumers of a more heavily taxed good pay a higher...

  7. Tax Rates as Strategic Substitutes

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    R.A. de Mooij (Ruud); H. Vrijburg (Hendrik)

    2012-01-01

    textabstractThis paper analytically derives the conditions under which the slope of the tax reaction function is negative in a classical tax competition model. If countries maximize welfare, we show that a negative slope (reflecting strategic substitutability) occurs under relatively mild conditions

  8. Tax rates as strategic substitutes

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    H. Vrijburg (Hendrik); R.A. de Mooij (Ruud)

    2016-01-01

    textabstractThis paper analytically derives conditions under which the slope of the tax-reaction function is negative in a classical tax competition model. If countries maximize welfare, a negative slope (reflecting strategic substitutability) occurs under relatively mild conditions. The strategic t

  9. Bituminous sands : tax issues

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    Patel, B. [PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Calgary, AB (Canada)

    2004-07-01

    This paper examined some of the tax issues associated with the production of bitumen or synthetic crude oil from oil sands. The oil sands deposits in Alberta are gaining more attention as the supplies of conventional oil in Canada decline. The oil sands reserves located in the Athabasca, Cold Lake and Peace River areas contain about 2.5 trillion barrels of highly viscous hydrocarbons called bitumen, of which nearly 315 billion barrels are recoverable with current technology. The extraction method varies for each geographic area, and even within zones and reservoirs. The two most common extraction methods are surface mining and in-situ extraction such as cyclic steam stimulation (CSS); low pressure steam flood; pressure cycle steam drive; steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD); hot water flooding; and, fire flood. This paper also discussed the following general tax issues: bituminous sands definition; bituminous sands leases and Canadian development expense versus Canadian oil and gas property expense (COGPE); Canadian exploration expense (CEE) for surface mining versus in-situ methods; additional capital cost allowance; and, scientific research and experimental development (SR and ED). 15 refs.

  10. Tax me if you can

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    Jacobsen, Catrine; Piovesan, Marco

    2016-01-01

    In this paper, we test whether increased salience of a tax charge increases dishonesty using a version of the die-under-cup paradigm. Participants earn money in proportion to the outcome reported and, thus, have an incentive to over-report. We find a significant increase in high outcomes in the p......In this paper, we test whether increased salience of a tax charge increases dishonesty using a version of the die-under-cup paradigm. Participants earn money in proportion to the outcome reported and, thus, have an incentive to over-report. We find a significant increase in high outcomes...... in the presence of a tax frame suggesting that participants use the tax as an excuse to rationalize their dishonest act. In addition, we tested whether adding an explanation for the adoption of the tax would increase honesty. We find evidence for reversed dishonesty with participants reporting significantly more...

  11. Electronic Commerce: A Taxing Dilemma

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    Steven John Simon

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available In the last five years, remote selling-led by online organizations - has surged. The resulting growth has created concern among both traditional and remote sellers as they jockey for improved competitive position and governmental entities, in particular US states, over the erosion of their tax revenues as sales are diverted to remote sellers. This paper explores the issues and potential solutions surrounding the e-commerce tax dilemma. It provides a current assessment of the taxation environment for individuals and organizations impacted by the tax debate. Those individuals and organizations might include online business customers, remote sellers both traditional (mail order and online, tax equity organizations, and governmental bodies. Current tax obligations are explored based on landmark legal decisions. Potential short and long -term solutions are assessed.

  12. Tax me if you can

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    Jacobsen, Catrine; Piovesan, Marco

    In this paper, we test whether increased salience of a tax charge increases dishonesty using a version of the die-under-cup paradigm. Participants earn money in proportion to the outcome reported and, thus, have an incentive to over-report. We find a significant increase in high outcomes in the p......In this paper, we test whether increased salience of a tax charge increases dishonesty using a version of the die-under-cup paradigm. Participants earn money in proportion to the outcome reported and, thus, have an incentive to over-report. We find a significant increase in high outcomes...... in the presence of a tax frame suggesting that participants use the tax as an excuse to rationalize their dishonest act. In addition, we tested whether adding an explanation for the adoption of the tax would increase honesty. We find evidence for reversed dishonesty with participants reporting significantly more...

  13. CONFLICTS IN THE INTERNATIONAL TAX LAW AND ANSWERS OF THE EUROPEAN TAX LAW

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    Éva ERDÕS

    2011-01-01

    This study tries to show the essence of the international tax law, and gives a definition of it, as the origine of the international tax conflicts, but secondly the international tax law solved the international tax conflicts. One device of the solving method of the international tax law is the international treaties between the Member States about the avoidance of the double taxation. We should give a definition to the European tax law, as the result of the European tax harmonisation, but th...

  14. A Review of Factors for Tax Compliance

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    Nicoleta BARBUTA-MISU

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to identify the variables of tax compliance analysed by researchers from various countries and adapting them to the Romanian conditions to create a model to include factors that influence decision of tax compliance. Tax compliance has been studied in economics by analysing the individual decision of a representative person between paying taxes and evading taxes. In the research of tax compliance have been done many empirical studies that emphasized the impact of a wide variety of potential determinants of voluntary compliance with individual income/profit tax filing and reporting obligations. The most important determinants identified are: economic factors as the level of income, audit probabilities, tax audit, tax rate, tax benefits, penalties, fines and other non-economic factors as attitudes toward taxes, personal, social and national norms, perceived fairness etc.

  15. Tax competitiveness of the European Union member countries

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    Konderlová, Beata

    2011-01-01

    This thesis deals with the tax systems and tax competitiveness of the European Union countries. Aim is to analyze the influence of competitiveness on the growth of tax revenues for selected taxes. The analysis is applied to a personal income tax, corporate income tax and value added tax. The method of constant tax shares divides the total tax revenues growth in the monitored period between two effects -- the influence of competitiveness and the influence of growth in total tax revenues. The t...

  16. Energy taxes, resource taxes and quantity rationing for climate protection

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    Eisenack, Klaus [Oldenburg Univ. (Germany). Dept. of Economics; Edenhofer, Ottmar; Kalkuhl, Matthias [Potsdam-Institut fuer Klimafolgenforschung e.V., Potsdam (Germany)

    2010-11-15

    Economic sectors react strategically to climate policy, aiming at a re-distribution of rents. Established analysis suggests a Pigouvian emission tax as efficient instrument, but also recommends factor input or output taxes under specific conditions. However, existing studies leave it open whether output taxes, input taxes or input rationing perform better, and at best only touch their distributional consequences. When emissions correspond to extracted ressources, it is questionable whether taxes are effective at all. We determine the effectiveness, efficiency and functional income distribution for these instruments in the energy and resource sector, based on a game theoretic growth model with explicit factor markets and policy instruments. Market equilibrium depends on a government that acts as a Stackelberg leader with a climate protection goal. We find that resource taxes and cumulative resource quantity rationing achieve this objective efficiently. Energy taxation is only second best. Mitigation generates a substantial ''climate rent'' in the resource sector that can be converted to transfer incomes by taxes. (orig.)

  17. 18 CFR 154.305 - Tax normalization.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 18 Conservation of Power and Water Resources 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Tax normalization. 154... Changes § 154.305 Tax normalization. (a) Applicability. An interstate pipeline must compute the income tax component of its cost-of-service by using tax normalization for all transactions. (b) Definitions. (1)...

  18. 27 CFR 41.112 - Tax return.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 27 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Tax return. 41.112 Section 41.112 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO TAX AND TRADE BUREAU, DEPARTMENT OF... States Deferred Payment of Tax in Puerto Rico on Tobacco Products § 41.112 Tax return. The...

  19. Tax compliance depends on voice of taxpayers

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    Casal, Sandro; Kogler, C.; Mittone, Luigi; Kirchler, Erich

    2016-01-01

    Reducing the social distance between taxpayers and tax authorities boosts taxpayers' acceptance of tax load and tax compliance. In the present experiment participants had the opportunity to pay their tax due either as one single compliance decision or as separate compliance decisions for each type o

  20. Labor tax reform, unemployment, and search

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    Heijdra, Ben J.; Ligthart, Jenny E.

    2009-01-01

    A key obstacle to reducing payroll taxes in many industrialized and transition countries is the direct revenue loss to the government that it implies. This paper studies a simple and practical labor tax reform of reducing a payroll tax and increasing a progressive wage tax that keeps the marginal ta

  1. Estimating Border Tax Evasion in Mozambique

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    Arndt, Channing; Van Dunem, Joao Ernesto

    2009-01-01

    The relationship between border tax rates and evasion is examined for Mozambique using the methodology developed by Fisman and Wei (2004). We find that high tax rates are associated with high levels of under-reporting of import values and that tax rates have a strong and positive effect on tax ev...

  2. Accumulation of Tax-Loss Carryforwards : The Role of Book-Tax Non-Conformity

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    S. Kohlhase (Saskia)

    2016-01-01

    textabstractUsing confidential corporate income tax return data, this paper investigates the association between book-tax non-conformity (measured as book-tax differences) and tax-loss carryforwards (TLCFs). I find that TLCFs are positively associated with temporary and permanent book-tax difference

  3. Bureaucratic Tax-Seeking: The Danish Waste Tax

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    Christoffersen, Henrik; Svendsen, Gert Tinggaard

    2002-01-01

    -seeking efforts to maximise budgets in the long run and that the ministries that collect green tax revenues should not be allowed to control these revenues. Furthermore, our results dictate that postulated effects from green tax intervention need to be demonstrated.......We suggest that when individual ministries are able to add differentiated green taxation on top of traditional taxation, this leads to over-taxation for two reasons. First, budget maximisation leads to overwhelming fiscal pressure because bureaucracies are competing for resources just like...... fishermen or hunters (here named "bureaucratic tax-seeking"). Second, the absence of a strong and fully informed troop leader prevents rational coordination of collective action. Taxing citizens or firms is then like harvesting rents from a natural resource and therefore we apply a common-pool resource...

  4. Tax Adjusted for Imported Equipment

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    2010-01-01

    @@ Ministry of Finance, Central Administration of Customs, and State Administration of Taxation of P.R. of China jointly issued a "Notice on the Lists Related to the Interim Provisions on the Adjustment of Import Tax Policy on Major Technical Equipment" (the Notice) on April 13rd to adjust the list of equipment catalog and merchandise attached to the "Interim Provisions on the Import Tax Policy on Major Technical Equipment", as well as the preferential scope and extent of the import tax on a number of major technical equipment.

  5. Tax reform for low-wage workers.

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    Seipel, M M

    2000-01-01

    As a result of the recent implementation of work-oriented antipoverty programs, more welfare recipients can be expected to be working in low-wage jobs. With these jobs there is little hope that these workers' incomes will rise above the poverty level. One way to help support these low-wage workers is through tax reform. Although low-wage workers pay little or no federal tax, they still pay high payroll and local taxes. To help such workers keep more of their earnings, refundable taxes like earned income tax credit and child refund taxes should be expanded, and sales taxes on food should be eliminated.

  6. Competitiveness effects of environmental tax reforms (COMETR). Final report to the European Commission, DG Research and DG TAXUD

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    Skou Andersen, M.; Speck, S. (Univ. of Aarhus, National Environmental Research Institute, Dept. of Policy Analysis (Denmark)); Barker, T.; Junankar, S.; Pollitt, H. (Cambridge Econometrics (United Kingdom)); Fitz Gerald, J.; Scott, S. (Economic and Social Research Institute (Ireland)); Jilkova, J. (Univ. of Economics Prague, Institute for Economic and Environmental Policy (Czech Republic)); Salmons, R.; Ekins, P. (Policy Studies Institute (United Kingdom)); Christie, E.; Michael Landesmann, M. (Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (Austria))

    2007-12-15

    COMETR provides an ex-post assessment of experiences and competitiveness impacts of using carbon-energy taxes as an instrument of an Environmental Tax Reform (ETR), which shifts the tax burden and helps reduce the carbon emissions that cause global warming. COMETR: reviews the experience in ETR in seven EU Member States (Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Finland, Slovenia, Sweden and UK); analyses world market conditions for a set of energy-intensive sectors, as a framework for considering competitiveness effects; analyses the effects of ETR on sector-specific energy usage and carbon emissions in Member States with carbon-energy taxes introduced on industry; presents a macroeconomic analysis of the competitiveness effects of ETR for individual Member States as well as for the EU as a whole; provides ex-post figures for environmental decoupling and assesses carbon leakage; reviews mitigation and compensation mechanisms for energy-intensive industries. (au)

  7. Third Round of Tax Reforms Launched

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    LINYIYI

    2004-01-01

    China's third round of tax reform is underway.Premier Wen Jiabao declared the three main lpoints of this tax reform in this year's 'state-of-the-art' government working report:to shift gradually from production-oriented value added tax(VAT) to consumption-oriented,the reform of export tax rebate system and to eliminate the agricultural tax in five yeaars.

  8. A Distributional Analysis of Green Tax Reforms

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    Gilbert E. Metcalf

    1999-01-01

    I measure the distributional impact of a shift toward greater reliance on environmental taxes (a green tax reform) using both annual and lifetime income measures to rank households. An environmental tax reform can be designed that has a negligible impact on the income distribution when the funds are rebated to households through reductions in the payroll tax and personal income tax. I also analyze trade-offs among competing goals of efficiency, equity, and ease of administration in the design...

  9. 26 CFR 31.3211-3 - Employee representative supplemental tax.

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    2010-04-01

    ... (CONTINUED) EMPLOYMENT TAXES AND COLLECTION OF INCOME TAX AT SOURCE EMPLOYMENT TAXES AND COLLECTION OF INCOME TAX AT SOURCE Railroad Retirement Tax Act (Chapter 22, Internal Revenue Code of 1954) Tax on Employee... 26 Internal Revenue 15 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Employee representative supplemental tax....

  10. 26 CFR 31.3221-1 - Measure of employer tax.

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    2010-04-01

    ... TAXES AND COLLECTION OF INCOME TAX AT SOURCE EMPLOYMENT TAXES AND COLLECTION OF INCOME TAX AT SOURCE Railroad Retirement Tax Act (Chapter 22, Internal Revenue Code of 1954) Tax on Employers § 31.3221-1... 26 Internal Revenue 15 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Measure of employer tax. 31.3221-1 Section...

  11. 26 CFR 31.3201-1 - Measure of employee tax.

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    2010-04-01

    ... TAXES AND COLLECTION OF INCOME TAX AT SOURCE EMPLOYMENT TAXES AND COLLECTION OF INCOME TAX AT SOURCE Railroad Retirement Tax Act (Chapter 22, Internal Revenue Code of 1954) Tax on Employees § 31.3201-1... 26 Internal Revenue 15 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Measure of employee tax. 31.3201-1 Section...

  12. 26 CFR 31.3301-2 - Measure of tax.

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    2010-04-01

    ... COLLECTION OF INCOME TAX AT SOURCE EMPLOYMENT TAXES AND COLLECTION OF INCOME TAX AT SOURCE Federal Unemployment Tax Act (Chapter 23, Internal Revenue Code of 1954) § 31.3301-2 Measure of tax. The tax for any... 26 Internal Revenue 15 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Measure of tax. 31.3301-2 Section...

  13. 26 CFR 31.3221-4 - Exception from supplemental tax.

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    2010-04-01

    ...) EMPLOYMENT TAXES AND COLLECTION OF INCOME TAX AT SOURCE EMPLOYMENT TAXES AND COLLECTION OF INCOME TAX AT SOURCE Railroad Retirement Tax Act (Chapter 22, Internal Revenue Code of 1954) Tax on Employers § 31.3221... 26 Internal Revenue 15 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Exception from supplemental tax....

  14. TAX PAYMENTS DETERMINANTS IN ROMANIA

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    Lazar Sebastian

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Using a fixed effects panel data estimation model in order to account for individual firm heterogeneity, the paper investigates the determinants of corporate tax payments for Romanian non-financial companies listed at Bucharest Stock Exchange over twelve years period (2000 – 2011, adopting a new approach, the natural logarithms of corporate income taxes actually paid as dependent variable. This removes the inherent flaws of firm specific effective tax rates, while establishing a more comparable field for subsequent similar research. All the determinants investigated were found as having an impact, albeit at different level of significance. Capital intensity, leverage and labour intensity were found as having a negative effect, while profitability and size have a positive impact. The findings correspond in general to conventional theory. Moreover, the paper produces evidence concerning the impact of loss carry-forward provisions on firm tax payments.

  15. Tax_Units_2011_Final

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    Kansas Data Access and Support Center — The Statewide GIS Tax Unit boundary file was created through a collaborative partnership between the State of Kansas Department of Revenue Property Valuation...

  16. Multifamily Tax Subsidy Income Limits

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    Department of Housing and Urban Development — Multifamily Tax Subsidy Projects (MTSP) Income Limits were developed to meet the requirements established by the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (Public...

  17. Fuel Tax Just Around Corner

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    2008-01-01

    Currently, the National Development and Reform Commission, the country's top economic planning body, is working with other government departments on reforming China's retail oil price mechanism and introducing a fuel tax.

  18. Effect of taxes and climate policy instruments on harvesting of managed forests and on tropical deforestation

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    Barua, Sepul K.

    2011-07-01

    This dissertation examines the effects of taxes and policy instruments that aim to regulate climate services from forests. It consists of a summary section and four articles. Articles (1) and (2) examine the effects of taxes on management decisions in the context of managed boreal forests distinguished by forest-owners amenity preferences and also their age. Articles (3) and (4) examine the role of carbon-based policy instruments in the presence of taxes on land incomes in curbing tropical deforestation. Article (1) reveals that the intensity of forest-owners preferences for forest amenities affects the non-neutrality of forest taxes pertaining to forest harvesting. Therefore, the effects of taxes depend on this intensity. This highlights the importance of developing methods to measure forest-owners amenity preferences quantitatively. Article (2) shows that the age of forest-owners governs their propensity to consume as opposed to leave bequests. Furthermore, it shown that the effects of capital income and inheritance taxes vary across different age-groups of forest-owners. Article (3) demonstrates that taxes on forestry and cash-crop incomes, per se, may be ineffective in curbing tropical forest loss. The carbon payments may complement these taxes, and an effective policy to combat tropical deforestation should jointly target forestry and cash-crop sectors. Article (4) demonstrates the link between carbon compensation policies and land income taxation. An optimal carbon compensation scheme may require that national governments are allowed to use different compensation rates from that applied globally when passing national level compensations on to the local level. These results suggest that existing policies such as taxation should be accounted for in the analysis and design of international carbon policy instruments that aim at enhancing forests role in climate change mitigation. (orig.)

  19. Specific Features of Functioning of the Corporate Tax Management

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    Tkachyk Lesya P.

    2013-01-01

    The article identifies and reveals the essence of functional elements of corporate tax management, which are tax planning, tax analysis, tax accounting and reporting, tax control and tax monitoring. The article builds a functional model of corporate tax management that reflects interaction of its functional elements in the process of realisation of tax activity of economic subjects. Pursuant to this model, the corporate tax management is conducted in several stages, namely: development of alt...

  20. Fighting Harmful Tax Competition Generated by Offshore Jurisdictions

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    Dan Drosu Saguna

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Harmful tax competition is not just tax system, but can also undermine the interests of local communities and the environment. Tax havens are a huge drain of resources from other countries (basic non tax haven to offshore areas. To operate, tax havens are supported economically, politically, and socially by high tax states. Also, by encouraging savings, it boosts investment and capital formation. Because they are low tax jurisdictions, they exert a higher tax on tax rates worldwide.

  1. TAX HARMONIZATION VERSUS FISCAL COMPETITION

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    Florin Alexandru MACSIM

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Recent years have brought into discussion once again subjects like tax harmonization and fiscal competition. Every time the European Union tends to take a step forward critics enter the scene and give contrary arguments to European integration. Through this article we have offered our readers a compelling view over the “battle” between tax harmonization and fiscal competition. While tax harmonization has key advantages as less costs regarding public revenues, leads to higher degree of integration and allows the usage of fiscal transfers between regions, fiscal competition is no less and presents key advantages as high reductions in tax rates and opens a large path for new investments, especially FDI. Choosing tax harmonization or fiscal competition depends on a multitude of variables, of circumstances, the decision of choosing one path or the other being ultimately influenced by the view of central and local authorities. Our analysis indicates that if we refer to a group of countries that are a part of a monetary union or that form a federation, tax harmonization seems to be the best path to choose. Moving the analysis to a group of regions that aren’t taking any kind of correlated actions or that have not signed any major treaties regarding monetary or fiscal policies, the optimal solution is fiscal competition.

  2. 77 FR 43157 - Disregarded Entities and the Indoor Tanning Services Excise Tax; Correction

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    2012-07-24

    ... Excise Tax; Correction AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Correcting amendment... qualified subchapter S subsidiaries) and the indoor tanning services excise tax. DATES: This correction is... Employment taxes, Estate taxes, Excise taxes, Gift taxes, Income taxes, Penalties, Reporting...

  3. Impacts of Federal Tax Credit Extensions on Renewable Deployment and Power Sector Emissions

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    Mai, Trieu [National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Cole, Wesley [National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Lantz, Eric [National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Marcy, Cara [National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Sigrin, Benjamin [National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)

    2016-02-01

    Federal tax credits for renewable energy (RE) have served as one of the primary financial incentives for RE deployment over the last two decades in the United States. In December 2015, the wind power production tax credit and solar investment tax credits were extended for five years as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016. This report explores the impact that these tax credit extensions might have on future RE capacity deployment and power sector carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The analysis examines the impacts of the tax credit extensions under two distinct natural gas price futures as natural gas prices have been key factors in influencing the economic competitiveness of new RE development. The analysis finds that, in both natural gas price futures, RE tax credit extensions can spur RE capacity investments at least through the early 2020s and can help lower emissions from the U.S. electricity system. More specifically, the RE tax credit extensions are estimated to drive a net peak increase of 48-53 GW in installed RE capacity in the early 2020s -- longer term impacts are less certain. In the longer term after the tax credits ramp down, greater RE capacity is driven by a combination of assumed RE cost declines, rising fossil fuel prices, and other clean energy policies such as the Clean Power Plan. The tax credit extension-driven acceleration in RE capacity development can reduce fossil fuel-based generation and lower electric sector CO2 emissions. Cumulative emissions reductions over a 15-year period (spanning 2016-2030) as a result of the tax credit extensions are estimated to range from 540 to 1420 million metric tonnes CO2. These findings suggest that tax credit extensions can have a measurable impact on future RE deployment and electric sector CO2 emissions under a range of natural gas price futures.

  4. 75 FR 17976 - WNC Tax Credits 38, LLC, WNC Tax Credits 39, LLC, WNC Housing Tax Credits Manager, LLC and WNC...

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    2010-04-08

    ... COMMISSION WNC Tax Credits 38, LLC, WNC Tax Credits 39, LLC, WNC Housing Tax Credits Manager, LLC and WNC... Act. Applicants: WNC Tax Credits 38, LLC (``Fund 38'') and WNC Tax Credits 39, LLC (``Fund 39'') (each a ``Fund,'' and collectively, the ``Funds''), WNC Housing Tax Credits Manager, LLC (the...

  5. 76 FR 40946 - WNC Tax Credits 40, LLC, WNC Tax Credits 41, LLC, WNC Housing Tax Credits Manager 2, LLC, WNC...

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    ... COMMISSION WNC Tax Credits 40, LLC, WNC Tax Credits 41, LLC, WNC Housing Tax Credits Manager 2, LLC, WNC... sections other than rule 38a-1 under the Act. Applicants: WNC Tax Credits 40, LLC (``Fund 40'') and WNC Tax Credits 41, LLC (``Fund 41'') (each a ``Fund,'' and collectively, the ``Funds''), WNC Housing Tax...

  6. Income Tax in France

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    Memorandum from the HR and FI Departments and the Legal Service concerning the new internal taxation provisions of the Staff Rules and Regulations, the annual internal taxation certificate for 2007 and the declaration of income for 2007. I - New provisions of the Staff Rules and Regulations concerning internal taxation Following the revision of the Staff Rules and Regulations (see CERN Bulletin Nos. 16 and 17 of 16 and 23 April 2007), the provisions relating to internal taxation are now set out in Articles S V 2.01 of the Staff Rules and in Articles R V 2.01 to R V 2.05 of the Staff Regulations, in force since 1st January 2007 (11th edition). Pursuant to Article S V 2.01 of the Staff Rules, each year the Organization levies an internal tax on the financial and family benefits it pays to the members of the personnel. The Finance Committee has laid down the provisions governing the application of internal taxation in the Staff Regulations (see Articles R V 2.01 to R V 2.05). ...

  7. Income Tax in France

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    Memorandum from the HR and FP Departments and the Legal Service concerning the annual internal taxation certificate and the declaration of income for 2008 You are reminded that each year the Organization levies an internal tax on the financial and family benefits it pays to the members of the personnel (see Chapter V, Section 2 of the Staff Rules and Regulations) and that members of the personnel are thus exempt from external taxation on salaries and emoluments paid by CERN. This memorandum is intended to provide members of the personnel residing in France with information on how salaries and emoluments paid by CERN should be indicated in the 2008 income declaration form. For any other income, they are invited to comply with the instructions attached to the form. I - Annual internal taxation certificate for 2008 The annual certificate of internal taxation for 2008, issued by the FP Department, has been available since 1st March 2009 (see Bulletin No. 11-12/2009). It is int...

  8. Income tax in France

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    Memorandum from the HR and FP Departments and the Legal Service concerning the annual internal taxation certificate and the declaration of income for 2008 You are reminded that each year the Organization levies an internal tax on the financial and family benefits it pays to the members of the personnel (see Chapter V, Section 2 of the Staff Rules and Regulations) and that members of the personnel are thus exempt from external taxation on salaries and emoluments paid by CERN. This memorandum is intended to provide members of the personnel residing in France with information on how salaries and emoluments paid by CERN should be indicated in the 2008 income declaration form. For any other income, they are invited to comply with the instructions attached to the form. I - Annual internal taxation certificate for 2008 The annual certificate of internal taxation for 2008, issued by the FP Department, has been available since 1st March 2009 (see Bulletin No. 11-12/2009). It is int...

  9. Tax arrears and tax litigiousness in Peru, some aspects to be considered

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    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Tax arrears are a frequent feature in many States and a concern that demands to reflect on the diverse variables that promote, cause or block their reduction. This paper elaborates on some of the variables that could promote or contribute to generate tax arrears and on some aspects of the Peruvian tax system that could help to explain the current level of tax arrears and the tax litigiousness in Peru. Tax Administration pitfalls that contribute to the generation of tax arrears and tax litigiousness are not avoided but are certainly not the core part of this work.

  10. China should Improve its Tax Regime to Reduce Excess Tax Burden

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    汪昊

    2007-01-01

    After reviewing relevant theories,this article uses Barro’s tax-smoothing model to present an empirical analysis on China’s excess tax burden.Whilst providing an explanation for the abnormally high growth of tax revenue,the author suggests further improvements to the tax regime,and in light of current tax policies and the new round of tax reforms,puts forward policy recommendations on how to realize tax-smoothing and reduce the excess tax burden for higher economic efficiency.

  11. Specific Features of Functioning of the Corporate Tax Management

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    Tkachyk Lesya P.

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The article identifies and reveals the essence of functional elements of corporate tax management, which are tax planning, tax analysis, tax accounting and reporting, tax control and tax monitoring. The article builds a functional model of corporate tax management that reflects interaction of its functional elements in the process of realisation of tax activity of economic subjects. Pursuant to this model, the corporate tax management is conducted in several stages, namely: development of alternative variants of tax activity, analysis of alternative variants of tax activity, selection of the optimal variant of tax activity, realisation of tax activity, control over realisation of tax activity and development of measures of increase of efficiency of tax management. Application of the functional model of corporate tax management, which envisages use of all instruments, allows optimisation of tax payments of economic subjects.

  12. Tax havens or tax hells? A discussion of the historical roots and present consequences of tax havens

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    Ana Margarida Raposo

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Tax havens are not recent phenomena. However, in contrast to historical precedents, tax havens in the age of mobile capital allow for non-consensual transfers and are not profitable for every citizen. We discuss the four main groups of tax havens (former Western possessions, sovereign nations, countries controlled by cartels, and emerging economies. This article also synthesizes the history of tax havens and describes their current heterogeneity, discussing the main methods available to regulate tax haven flows. Some of the most efficient methods involve unilateral measures (such as the Fiscal Transparency of Outland Societies but also encompass multilateral measures (such as Tax Harmonization and the Request for Information.

  13. Tax and Fiscal Policies for Promotion of Industrial EnergyEfficiency: A Survey of International Experience

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    Price, Lynn; Galitsky, Christina; Sinton, Jonathan; Worrell,Ernst; Graus, Wina

    2005-09-15

    The Energy Foundation's China Sustainable Energy Program (CSEP) has undertaken a major project investigating fiscal and tax policy options for stimulating energy efficiency and renewable energy development in China. This report, which is part of the sectoral sub-project studies on energy efficiency in industry, surveys international experience with tax and fiscal policies directed toward increasing investments in energy efficiency in the industrial sector. The report begins with an overview of tax and fiscal policies, including descriptions and evaluations of programs that use energy or energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) taxes, pollution levies, public benefit charges, grants or subsidies, subsidized audits, loans, tax relief for specific technologies, and tax relief as part of an energy or greenhouse gas (GHG) emission tax or agreement scheme. Following the discussion of these individual policies, the report reviews experience with integrated programs found in two countries as well as with GHG emissions trading programs. The report concludes with a discussion of the best practices related to international experience with tax and fiscal policies to encourage investment in energy efficiency in industry.

  14. A SECOND-BEST EVALUATION OF EIGHT POLICY INSTRUMENTS TO REDUCE CARBON EMISSIONS. (R825313)

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    AbstractThis paper uses a numerical general equilibrium model to compare the costs of alternative policies for reducing carbon emissions in a second-best setting with a distortionary tax on labor. We examine a carbon tax, two energy taxes, and both narrow-based and br...

  15. THE INFRACTIONS OF TAX EVASION

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    Mihai Adrian HOTCA

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper has been prepared within the research project „Standardization of Judicial Practice and Harmonization With the ECHR Jurisprudence, a Mandatory Condition to Enforce Justice. Legislative Proposal to Grant Aconsistent Judicial Practice” (ID-1094 financed by the Romanian Minister of Education, Research, Youth and Sports.In order to avoid the problems regarding the carrying out of the duties that come to the public institutions and authorities, the state regulates a tax system, the finality of which consists in assuring the revenues necessary for the optimal functioning of the state institutions and authorities, as well as of their obligations. The prevention and fight of the tax evasion represents a constant concern of the legislator. One of the latest laws in this matter is Law no. 241/2005. This law was adopted in order to prevent and fight the taxpayers’ eluding the carrying out of the tax obligations. Law no. 241/2005 has two purposes: the first one consists in setting the measures meant to prevent the infractions of tax evasions and other infractions related to that and the second one is to fight the infractions of tax evasion and other infractions related to the above- mentioned infractions. Through the deeds forbidden by the norms of this law, it damages the social values regarding the taxation and the social relations generated by this one. Through Law no. 241/2005, the Romanian legislator incriminated more deeds of tax evasion. Also in the case of committing these infractions, the legislator regulated certain causes of unpunishment and reduction of the punishments. The current study deals with the analysis of the infractions of tax evasion and of the causes of unpunishment and reduction of the punishments.

  16. The environmental tax reforms in Europe: mitigation, compensation, and CO2-stabilization

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    Andersen, M. S.; Speck, S.

    2009-01-01

    growth and competitiveness, the European experience shows that governments as part of already agreed environmental tax reforms (ETR) have in fact implicit carbon-energy taxes with a nominal level that in many cases exceeds this level. Still, European governments have exempt especially the energy...... of the European economy, this paper addresses the member state mitigation approaches applied to energy-intensive industries in the ETR-countries....

  17. Controversial around Tax and Taxation System

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    Danuta Mliczewska

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available The topic of the analysis is concepts of a tax and taxation systems, which are used by the representatives of various scientific disciplines, above others finance, economics and tax law. Contrary to those using the above terminology referring to taxes and taxation systems, neither taxes nor taxation systems are, despite appearances, univocal and explicit concepts. The analysis presents the chosen definitions of taxes and taxation systems, across which we can come on the grounds of the disciplines mentioned above: finance, tax law and economics as well as the authorís of the analysis comments on the concepts.

  18. Life and Death Questions About the Estate and Gift Tax

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    William G. Gale; Slemrod, Joel

    2000-01-01

    Political debate over the estate tax has been growing; this article provides an overview of estate and gift taxes, examines equity and incidence issues and the efficiency of transfer taxes, and discusses administrative aspects of the estate and gift tax.

  19. Asymptotic Marginal Tax Rate of Individual Income Tax in China

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    ZHENYA; LIU; WU; YANG; DAVID; DICKINSON

    2014-01-01

    This paper examines the asymptotic marginal rate of individual income tax which maximizes China’s social welfare through numerical simulation based on the elasticity of China’s labor supply, income distribution and the social objectives of redistribution in accordance with the optimal direct taxation theory. Taking advantage of the optimal direct taxation model with consideration of the income effect, it comes to the conclusion that combined with China’s reality, the asymptotic marginal rate of individual labor income tax in China should be between 35% and 40%.

  20. The Optimal Strategy of the Carbon Tax Revenue Transfer to the Agricultural Sector in Taiwan --Base on the Application of CGE Model%台湾碳税财政支付移转至农业部门之最适策略——基于可计算一般均衡模型(CGE)的运用

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    施正屏; 徐逢桂

    2012-01-01

    由于人为排放的二氧化碳等温室气体,引起了全球暖化,威胁到了人类的生存,以低能耗、低污染、低排放为基础的低碳经济模式的革命是拯救人类群体社会永续生存的机会。目前台湾在CO:减量的策略除了调整产业政策与产业结构、提升能源效率之外,厚植台湾地区的森林资源,大规模推动农业生产用地用于造林碳汇,以及加入国际森林资源碳交易市场,亦为未来温室气体减量策略的可行方案。该文以台湾社经资料为基础,运用可计算一般均衡模型(CGE)推算各种碳税政策对于产业最终需求结构变动及个别产业产出之影响,找出台湾碳税财政支付移转至农业部门之最适策略组合。%Due to anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, causing global warming, threats to human survival, with low power consumption, low pollution, low emissions, low carbon economic model based on the revolution to save the long-term survival of human groups and social opportunities. C02 reduction strategies in Taiwan in addition to the adjustment of industrial policy and industrial structure, improving energy effi- ciency, strengthening for the forest resources of the Taiwan region, large-scale promotion of agricultural production land for afforestation carbon sequestration, and join the international forest resources, carbon trading market, also the possible options of future greenhouse gas reduction strategy. Taking the social-economic data in Taiwan as the basis, This study analyzes the influences of various carbon tax policy for industrial final demand structure change and individual industrial output by using CGE model, and find out the optimal strategy combination of the carbon tax fiscal payment transfered to the agricultural departments.

  1. Down With Income Taxes China increases its income tax exemption threshold to reduce tax burdens on low-wage earners

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    WANG JUN

    2011-01-01

    As a company clerk,32-year-old Ren Jun doesn't make a lot of money.Of his meager paycheck,he needs to pay about 250 yuan ($39) in taxes each month.From September.Ren will catch a break-his taxes will bc significantly reduced to about 30 yuan (54.69).As of September 1,amendments to China's individual income tax law,highlighted by an increased monthly tax exemption threshold,vill be implemented.

  2. The accounting view of tax reforms in Republic of Macedonia

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    Kostadinovski, Aleksandar; Gorgieva-Trajkovska, Olivera

    2010-01-01

    Abstract A modern tax system and efficient tax administration is the basis for the economic development of each country. Increased workloads, expanded responsibilities and continuing demands for faster and better tax reporting drive tax departments to become more efficient and effective. The recent reforms of the tax system in Republic of Macedonia which involves lower taxes and modernization of tax administration, should leads to a modern, simple, transparent and fair tax system that con...

  3. Corrigendum - Income tax in France

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    Memorandum from the HR and FI Departments and the Legal Service concerning the 2007 income tax declaration Since the French tax authorities have modified the tax declaration form, we recommend that you write your statement "Membre du personnel du CERN assujetti à l’impôt interne du CERN et, à ce titre, exonéré d’impôt sur les traitements et émoluments versés par le CERN" (member of the CERN personnel subject to internal CERN taxation and therefore exempt from taxation on the salary and emoluments paid by CERN) in section E "Renseignements complémentaires" rather than in the final section "Autres renseignements" as previously advised (cf. Bulletin CERN No.18 and 19 – 28 April and 5 May 2008). HR Department Contact: 73903

  4. CORRIGENDUM - INCOME TAX IN FRANCE

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    Memorandum from the HR and FI Departments and the Legal Service concerning the 2007 income tax declaration Since the French tax authorities have modified the tax declaration form, we recommend that you write your statement "Membre du personnel du CERN assujetti à l’impôt interne du CERN et, à ce titre, exonéré d’impôt sur les traitements et émoluments versés par le CERN" (member of the CERN personnel subject to internal CERN taxation and therefore exempt from taxation on the salary and emoluments paid by CERN) in section E "Renseignements complémentaires" rather than in the final section "Autres renseignements" as previously advised (cf. Bulletin CERN No. 18 and 19 – 28 April and 5 May 2008). HR Department Contact: 73903

  5. NM Property Tax Rates - September 2011

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    Earth Data Analysis Center, University of New Mexico — This layer represents boundaries for New Mexico tax district "OUT" categories and incorporated/municipal "IN" categories as identified on the "Certificate of Tax...

  6. Tax Evasion and Swiss Bank Deposits

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    Johannesen, Niels

    Bank deposits in jurisdictions with banking secrecy constitute an effective tool to evade taxes on interest income. A recent EU reform reduces the scope for this type of tax evasion by introducing a source tax on interest income earned by EU residents in Switzerland and several other jurisdictions...... with banking secrecy. In this paper, we estimate the impact of the source tax on Swiss bank deposits held by EU residents while using that non-EU residents were not subject to the tax to apply a natural experiment methodology. We find that the 15% source tax caused Swiss bank deposits of EU residents to drop...... by more than 40% with most of the response occurring in two quarters immediately before and after the source tax was introduced. The estimates imply an elasticity of Swiss deposits with respect to the net-of-source-tax-rate in the range 2.5-3....

  7. Development of the tax system of Ukraine

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    Yablonska, Kateryna

    2011-01-01

    The aim of the work is to inform readers about tax system of Ukraine. A separate part of the work is dedicated to analyzing the development, history and regulation of the Ukrainian tax system, and its current state.

  8. NM Property Tax Districts November 2010

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    Earth Data Analysis Center, University of New Mexico — This layer represents boundaries for New Mexico tax district "OUT" categories and incorporated/municipal "IN" categories as identified on the "Certificate of Tax...

  9. THEORETICAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL CONDITIONS OF TAX MANAGEMENT

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    Romanyuk, M.

    2008-01-01

    The essence of tax managment as the managerial category is observed, the main parts of organizational process of taxation is substantiated, theoretical and organizational conditions of tax management are investigated.

  10. Fiscal Policy under Indeterminacy and Tax Evasion

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    Busato, Francesco; Chiarini, Bruno; Marchetti, Enrico

    This paper shows under indeterminacy and tax evasion, an increase in corporate,labor or income tax rates pushes the economy into an expansionary pattern.These effects are reversed when the steady state is saddle-path stable....

  11. [VOCs tax policy on China's economy development].

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    Liu, Chang-Xin; Wang, Yu-Fei; Wang, Hai-Lin; Hao, Zheng-Ping; Wang, Zheng

    2011-12-01

    In this paper, environmental tax was designed to control volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emissions. Computable general equilibrium (CGE) model was used to explore the impacts of environmental tax (in forms of indirect tax) on the macro-economy development at both national and sector levels. Different levels of tax were simulated to find out the proper tax rate. It is found out that imposing environmental tax on high emission sectors can cause the emission decreased immediately and can lead to negative impacts on macro-economy indicators, such as GDP (gross domestic products), total investment, total product and the whole consumption etc. However, only the government income increased. In addition, the higher the tax rate is, the more pollutants can be reduced and the worse economic effects can be caused. Consequently, it is suggested that, the main controlling policies of VOCs abatement should be mandatory orders, and low environmental tax can be implemented as a supplementary.

  12. Tax Competition Leading to Strict Environmental Policy

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    Withagen, Cees; Halsema, Alex

    2012-01-01

    We study tax competition when pollution matters. Most notably we present a dynamic setting, where the supply of capital is endogenous. It is shown that tax competition may involve stricter environmental policy than the cooperative outcome.

  13. NM Property Tax Districts December 2013

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  14. Examining corporate governance and corporate tax management

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    Martin Surya Mulyadi

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Taxation play an essential role both in a country and in a corporation. For a country it is one of the primary income source, while for the corporation taxes will reduce corporate net income. To minimize the tax payment, corporation conduct a corporate tax management. According to some of previous research, there is a correlation between corporate governance and corporate tax management. While there are many corporate governance proxies could be used in corporate governance research, in this research we are focusing on three: number of board, number of independent board and board compensation. We measure corporate tax management by using effective tax rate (GAAP ETR and current ETR are used in this research. By using several other control variables, we run the regression and conduct the statistical analysis to examine the correlation between corporate governance and corporate tax management. Our result show that corporate governance have a significant correlation to corporate tax management.

  15. Indirect taxes on food in Southern Brazil

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    Denize Mirian da Silva

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this paper is to estimate the indirect tax burden on food for ten income classes, based on income and household total expenditure in southern Brazil. Thus it can be seen as indirect taxes on foods affect the monetary income and consumption pattern of households. To reach the objectives proposed, will be used the Pintos-Payeras (2008 model. The database iscomposed by microdata from the Household Budgeting Survey (POF 2008-2009 and the tax regulations of the country and the southern states of Brazil. The results show that indirect taxes on food in Southern Brazil is regressive when based on income and expenditure of household , ie , the poorest people pay proportionately more taxes and have their consumption pattern highest taxed ICMS (Brazilian value added tax is the tax that contributes most to the regressivity.

  16. The Propensity to Tax Competition: The Case of Implementation Local Tax Policy by Polish Local Governments

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    Artur Walasik

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available The study is dedicated to identify the main factors determining the propensity of local authorities to compete for the access to the limited as well as mobile sources of local tax revenue. The success of such an activity should be discussed in relation to the stabilization of local budget revenues; hence it seems that the barriers of leaving tax jurisdiction could be better index to evaluate of the efficiency of local tax policy. The theoretical approach is based on the assumption that, if central government provides limitations of the right to improve local tax policy means (the scope of local tax jurisdiction, the local governments should focus on both the efficient acquiring the sources of tax revenues, and the stabilization of tax revenues in the future, in particular by the implementation of the barriers of leaving tax jurisdiction. The paper suggests studying a propensity to tax competition. The article formulates desideratum of the efficiency of spending on acquiring the sources of tax revenue, in particular, the need to identify the barriers to leave tax jurisdiction is suggested. The first and foremost way to build the barrier to leave tax jurisdiction could be reducing tax liabilities by local tax authorities, in particular by introducing local tax reliefs and local tax exemptions, as well as lowering local tax rates. Hence, the model of local authorities’ competition for local tax resources could be proposed. The empirical studies are dedicated to identify the actual propensity of Polish local government to execute the legal ability to impose tax policy instruments. The inquiry is based on comparing the fiscal consequences of implementing local tax policy within two groups of local authorities: small towns and countries (gminas and medium-size towns and big cities (cities with powiat status. The period under investigation contains 14 fiscal years, started 2000 and finished in 2013. The method is based on the analysis of the

  17. Tax Equity in the Fifty States. The CAPE Measure. Taxes: How the States Measure Up.

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    Fuchs, Diane; Rabin, Steve A.

    This study identifies the features of state tax systems that contribute to tax equity. It also identifies states that have come closest to achieving those features and ranks the states accordingly. Thus, the greater the conformity, the more equitable the tax system, and the higher the state's ranking. The study looks at the four major tax areas of…

  18. 26 CFR 1.511-4 - Minimum tax for tax preferences.

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    ... 26 Internal Revenue 7 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 true Minimum tax for tax preferences. 1.511-4 Section 1.511-4 Internal Revenue INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY (CONTINUED) INCOME TAX (CONTINUED) INCOME TAXES (CONTINUED) Taxation of Business Income of Certain Exempt Organizations §...

  19. The Tax Compliance Demand Curve: A Diagrammatical Approach to Income Tax Evasion

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    Yaniv, Gideon

    2009-01-01

    One of the most interesting results in the tax evasion literature is that an increase in the income tax rate would increase tax compliance. Despite its peculiarity, this result has gained acceptance as a cornerstone for further developments of the rational tax evasion model. However, because of the mathematical format by which it is conveyed, this…

  20. Work performance and tax compliance in flat and progressive tax systems

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    Pantya, Jozsef; Kovacs, Judit; Kogler, C.; Kirchler, Erich

    2016-01-01

    Different tax systems, and their impact on work motivation and tax compliance are significant issues in contemporary political and economic debates. The proportional feature of a flat tax system is assumed to lead to higher performance, while the fairness of the redistributive progressive tax system

  1. 26 CFR 521.115 - Credit against United States tax liability for Danish tax.

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    2010-04-01

    ... (CONTINUED) REGULATIONS UNDER TAX CONVENTIONS DENMARK General Income Tax Taxation of Nonresident Aliens Who Are Residents of Denmark and of Danish Corporations § 521.115 Credit against United States tax liability for Danish tax. For the purpose of avoidance of double taxation, Article XV provides that, on...

  2. 76 FR 42076 - Determining the Amount of Taxes Paid for Purposes of the Foreign Tax Credit

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    2011-07-18

    ... Internal Revenue Service 26 CFR Part 1 RIN 1545-BK41 Determining the Amount of Taxes Paid for Purposes of the Foreign Tax Credit AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice of proposed... to the determination of the amount of taxes paid for purposes of the foreign tax credit....

  3. 76 FR 53819 - Determining the Amount of Taxes Paid for Purposes of the Foreign Tax Credit

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    2011-08-30

    ... Internal Revenue Service 26 CFR Part 1 RIN 1545-BK40 Determining the Amount of Taxes Paid for Purposes of the Foreign Tax Credit AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Correcting amendment... the determination of the amount of taxes paid for purposes of the foreign tax credit....

  4. 76 FR 22611 - Specified Tax Return Preparers Required To File Individual Income Tax Returns Using Magnetic...

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    2011-04-22

    ... Internal Revenue Service 26 CFR Part 301 RIN 1545-BJ52 Specified Tax Return Preparers Required To File Individual Income Tax Returns Using Magnetic Media; Correction AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS...) providing guidance to specified tax return preparers who prepare and file individual income tax...

  5. 78 FR 54391 - Determining the Amount of Taxes Paid for Purposes of the Foreign Tax Credit

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    2013-09-04

    ... Internal Revenue Service 26 CFR Part 1 RIN 1545-BK41 Determining the Amount of Taxes Paid for Purposes of the Foreign Tax Credit AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Final regulations and... relating to the determination of the amount of taxes paid for purposes of the foreign tax credit....

  6. 76 FR 53818 - Determining the Amount of Taxes Paid for Purposes of the Foreign Tax Credit

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    2011-08-30

    ... Internal Revenue Service 26 CFR Part 1 RIN 1545-BK40 Determining the Amount of Taxes Paid for Purposes of the Foreign Tax Credit AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Correction to final... guidance relating to the determination of the amount of taxes paid for purposes of the foreign tax...

  7. 26 CFR 31.3111-3 - When employer tax attaches.

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    2010-04-01

    ...) EMPLOYMENT TAXES AND COLLECTION OF INCOME TAX AT SOURCE EMPLOYMENT TAXES AND COLLECTION OF INCOME TAX AT SOURCE Federal Insurance Contributions Act (Chapter 21, Internal Revenue Code of 1954) Tax on Employers... 26 Internal Revenue 15 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false When employer tax attaches. 31.3111-3...

  8. 26 CFR 31.3301-1 - Persons liable for tax.

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    2010-04-01

    ... TAXES AND COLLECTION OF INCOME TAX AT SOURCE EMPLOYMENT TAXES AND COLLECTION OF INCOME TAX AT SOURCE Federal Unemployment Tax Act (Chapter 23, Internal Revenue Code of 1954) § 31.3301-1 Persons liable for... 26 Internal Revenue 15 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Persons liable for tax. 31.3301-1 Section...

  9. 26 CFR 31.3111-4 - Liability for employer tax.

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    2010-04-01

    ...) EMPLOYMENT TAXES AND COLLECTION OF INCOME TAX AT SOURCE EMPLOYMENT TAXES AND COLLECTION OF INCOME TAX AT SOURCE Federal Insurance Contributions Act (Chapter 21, Internal Revenue Code of 1954) Tax on Employers... 26 Internal Revenue 15 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Liability for employer tax. 31.3111-4...

  10. 26 CFR 31.3111-1 - Measure of employer tax.

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    2010-04-01

    ... TAXES AND COLLECTION OF INCOME TAX AT SOURCE EMPLOYMENT TAXES AND COLLECTION OF INCOME TAX AT SOURCE Federal Insurance Contributions Act (Chapter 21, Internal Revenue Code of 1954) Tax on Employers § 31.3111... 26 Internal Revenue 15 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Measure of employer tax. 31.3111-1 Section...

  11. 26 CFR 31.3101-3 - When employee tax attaches.

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    2010-04-01

    ...) EMPLOYMENT TAXES AND COLLECTION OF INCOME TAX AT SOURCE EMPLOYMENT TAXES AND COLLECTION OF INCOME TAX AT SOURCE Federal Insurance Contributions Act (Chapter 21, Internal Revenue Code of 1954) Tax on Employees... 26 Internal Revenue 15 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false When employee tax attaches. 31.3101-3...

  12. 26 CFR 31.3101-1 - Measure of employee tax.

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    2010-04-01

    ... TAXES AND COLLECTION OF INCOME TAX AT SOURCE EMPLOYMENT TAXES AND COLLECTION OF INCOME TAX AT SOURCE Federal Insurance Contributions Act (Chapter 21, Internal Revenue Code of 1954) Tax on Employees § 31.3101... 26 Internal Revenue 15 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Measure of employee tax. 31.3101-1 Section...

  13. 27 CFR 19.26 - Tax on wine.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 27 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Tax on wine. 19.26 Section... THE TREASURY LIQUORS DISTILLED SPIRITS PLANTS Taxes Gallonage Taxes § 19.26 Tax on wine. (a) Imposition of tax. A tax is imposed by 26 U.S.C. 5041 or 7652 on wine (including imitation, substandard,...

  14. Fuel Tax:14 Years' Expectation

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    Liu Jiangwen

    2009-01-01

    @@ Fuel tax, as the term indicates, means the tax paid by fuel consumers. The more you use a car, the more you have to pay for the fuel. As we know, petroleum is a scarce resource of strategic significance. However, China has only limited reserves of oil with an import dependency rate as high as 50%. In recent years, the demand of oil continues to soar, yet a number of problems widely exist, such as low energy utility efficiency, high per unit energy consumption, and ever-increasing pollution caused by oil consumption.

  15. Tax incentives in fiscal federalism

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    Kelders, Christian; Köthenbürger, Marko

    2010-01-01

    Models of fiscal federalism rarely account for the efficiency implications of intergovernmental fiscal ties for federal tax policy. This paper shows that fiscal institutions such that federal tax deductibility, vertical revenue-sharing, and fiscal equalization (being common features of existing...... federations) encourage local taxation, but may discourage federal taxation. Furthermore, the structure of public spending is skewed towards local spending. We also show that, when considering Leviathan governments, fiscal institutions reduce confiscatory taxation by the federal government. The result...... is contrary to the Cartelization Hypothesis ( Brennan and Buchanan 1980 ). Finally, we characterize the efficient design of intergovernmental fiscal ties....

  16. Taxes and Venture Capital Support

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    Keuschnigg, Christian; Nielsen, Søren Bo

    2003-01-01

    -set may paradoxically contribute to higher quality of venturecapital finance and welfare. Subsidies to physical investment in VC-backed startupsare detrimental in our framework.Keywords: Venture capital, capital gains taxation, double moral hazard.JEL-Classification: D82, G24, H24, H25......'s success, but is not verifiable. Asa result, the market equilibrium is biased towards inefficiently low venture capitalsupport. The capital gains tax becomes especially harmful, as it further impairsadvice and causes a first-order welfare loss. Once the capital gains tax is in place,limitations on loss off...

  17. Shady Car Dealings and Taxing Work Practices

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    Boll, Karen

    2014-01-01

    , whereas others are highly visible and are interrogated in detail. Using the concepts of the oligopticon and the panopticon to analyse the tax audit process is significant for interpretative tax and accounting studies, because this theoretical approach represents an original method of conceptualising...... taxation in practice and the work implied in tax administration. Furthermore, due to its detailed ethnography of the tax audit process, this study makes a significant methodological contribution....

  18. Tax competition for mineral oils in EU

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    Lichterová, Markéta

    2012-01-01

    This thesis compares the tax competition in excise duty of mineral oil between the groups of the old and new member states of the Europian union. Is based on the result of the analysis for the mineral oils (unleaded petrol,gas oil, havy fuel oil and LPG). Based on this analysis assess whether there is the tax competition. The results of analysis shows that there is the tax competition for the mobile tax bases.

  19. Taxing junk food: applying the logic of the Henry tax review to food.

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    Bond, Molly E; Williams, Michael J; Crammond, Brad; Loff, Bebe

    2010-10-18

    The recent review of taxation in Australia - the Henry tax review - has recommended that the federal government increase the taxes already levied on tobacco and alcohol. Tobacco and alcohol taxes are put forward as the best way of reducing the social harms caused by the use and misuse of these substances. Junk foods have the same pattern of misuse and the same social costs as tobacco and alcohol. The Henry tax review rejects the idea of taxing fatty foods, and to date the government has not implemented a tax on junk food. We propose that a tax on junk food be implemented as a tool to reduce consumption and address the obesity epidemic.

  20. Business Groups, Taxes and Accruals Management

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    Beuselinck, C.A.C.; Deloof, M.

    2006-01-01

    This paper provides evidence that Belgian firms belonging to a business group have a lower effective tax rate (ETR) and face a less positive association between pre-tax income and ETRs than independent firms.These findings suggest that individual group members apply efficient tax planning techniques

  1. 78 FR 72393 - Net Investment Income Tax

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    2013-12-02

    ... Investment Income Tax; Final and Proposed Rules #0;#0;Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 231 / Monday, December... Parts 1 and 602 RIN 1545-BK44 Net Investment Income Tax AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury... Investment Income Tax and the computation of Net Investment Income. The regulations affect...

  2. Income Tax Policy and Charitable Giving

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    Brooks, Arthur C.

    2007-01-01

    Many studies over the past 20 years have looked at the response of charitable donations to tax incentives--the tax price elasticity of giving. Generally, authors have assumed this elasticity is constant across all types of giving. Using the 2001 Panel Study of Income Dynamics data on charitable giving, this paper estimates the tax price elasticity…

  3. 48 CFR 2132.607 - Tax credit.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 6 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 true Tax credit. 2132.607... Contract Debts 2132.607 Tax credit. FAR 32.607 has no practical application to FEGLI Program contracts. The... Government, contractors may not offset debts to the Fund by a tax credit that is solely a...

  4. 48 CFR 1632.607 - Tax credit.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 6 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 true Tax credit. 1632.607... 1632.607 Tax credit. FAR 32.607 has no practical application to FEHBP contracts. The statutory... may not offset debts to the Fund by a tax credit which is solely a Government obligation....

  5. 27 CFR 46.223 - Tax credit.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 27 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Tax credit. 46.223 Section 46.223 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO TAX AND TRADE BUREAU, DEPARTMENT OF... PAPERS AND TUBES Floor Stocks Tax on Certain Tobacco Products, Cigarette Papers, and Cigarette Tubes...

  6. Tax policy at the outskirts of EU

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    Vesterø Jensen, Carsten; Nielsen, Søren Bo

    2003-01-01

    on consumption, labour income and capital income, and compare these to similarmeasures for EU countries. In addition, we outline how Greenland's economic policy in other areasinterferes with tax policy. Especially fishery regulation, management of government-owned companies,and housing policy have major...... implications for the tax system.Key words: international benchmarking, effective tax rates, GreenlandJEL: H20, H25...

  7. Direct Marketers and the Virginia Sales Tax

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    Whittle, Bill; Groover, Gordon Eugene, 1956-

    2009-01-01

    When farmers sell retail or to the end-user, they must collect sales tax on the gross sales price of all retail sales. For the purpose of sales tax rules, farmers making direct sales are treated like all retail merchants and are obligated to collect and remit the sales tax on all retail sales to each customer.ï_ 

  8. Tax Evasion and Swiss Bank Deposits

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    Johannesen, Niels

    Bank deposits in jurisdictions with banking secrecy constitute an effective tool to evade taxes on interest income. A recent EU reform reduces the scope for this type of tax evasion by introducing a source tax on interest income earned by EU residents in Switzerland and several other jurisdictions...

  9. Does tax competition really promote growth?

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    Köthenbürger, Marko; Lockwood, Ben

    2010-01-01

    setting (two or more jurisdictions) maximizes the rate of growth, as the constant returns to scale present with endogenous growth implies "extreme" tax competition. Stochastic shocks imply that households face a portfolio choice problem, which dampens down tax competition and may raise taxes above...

  10. 16 CFR 460.22 - Tax claims.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 16 Commercial Practices 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Tax claims. 460.22 Section 460.22 Commercial Practices FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION TRADE REGULATION RULES LABELING AND ADVERTISING OF HOME INSULATION § 460.22 Tax claims. Do not say or imply that your product qualifies for a tax benefit unless it is true....

  11. Federal Tax Incentives for Battery Storage Systems

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    2017-01-01

    Investments in renewable energy can be more attractive with the contribution of two key federal tax incentives. NREL provides basic information about the investment tax credit (ITC) and the Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS) depreciation deduction, which may apply to battery storage systems owned by a private party (i.e., a tax-paying business).

  12. Tax reform Ukraine: implementation mechanisms and consequences

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    J.Lebedzevіch

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available In the article the main shortcomings of the existing domestic tax systems, which were the main reasons for the need for its reform in the context of integration into the European Community. Determined the first stage of reforming tax systems Ukraine, which is associated with the adoption of the Law of Ukraine «On Amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine and laws of Ukraine». The main provisions of this legal act, revealing the essence of the mechanism for implementing tax reform. Analyzed the mechanism of implementation of tax reform by analyzing the major innovations of the Tax Code of Ukraine and their comparison with the tax «standards» that operated the implementation of tax reform 2015. Thesis there is determined a number of tax loopholes and nedoopratsyuvan conducted tax reform and their implications for payers of taxes and duties, and the need for further research and improvement. The experience of European countries towards the introduction of electronic filing and processing of tax returns.

  13. Environmental tax reform and endogenous growth

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    Bovenberg, A.L.; de Mooij, R.A.

    1994-01-01

    This paper explores the effects of an environmental tax reform on pollution, economic growth and welfare in an endogenous growth model with pre-existing tax distortions. We find that a shift in the tax mix away from output towards pollution may raise economic growth through two channels. The first c

  14. Addressing inequality and poverty with tax instruments

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    Ranđelović Saša

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available There is a consensus, in both academia and economic policy circles, that the reform of the personal income tax system in Serbia is necessary one. Two frequently discussed reform scenarios are East European style flat tax and the comprehensive income tax model of Western Europe. Most Central and Eastern European (CEE countries have recently reformed their income tax systems by introducing some form of flat tax scheme, while in numerous countries of Western Europe the possibility of flat tax reform is also seriously considered. Opponents of the reform usually stress the adverse distributional effects of flat tax schemes. The aim of our paper is to contribute to the empirical literature on the distributional effects of alternative tax reform scenarios. The analysis is based on the tax and benefit micro-simulation model for Serbia (SRMOD. The results suggest that redesigning the existing income tax system so as to introduce a uniform tax rate and increase the basic allowance would somewhat reduce inequality and improve vertical inequity in taxation. On the other hand, in the case of the introduction of comprehensive income tax, considerably larger equalizing and progressivity effects would be achieved. At the same time, since in both cases redistribution will not affect the bottom decile group, no significant effects (in either cases on poverty reduction will be achieved.

  15. 19 CFR 4.20 - Tonnage taxes.

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    2010-04-01

    ... VESSELS IN FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC TRADES Tonnage Tax and Light Money § 4.20 Tonnage taxes. (a) Except as... any port of the United States from any foreign port or place in North America, Central America, the... special tonnage tax and to the payment of light money at the rates and under the circumstances...

  16. Tax Policy and Labor Market Performance

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    Bovenberg, A.L.

    2003-01-01

    In exploring the impact of tax policy on labor-market performance, the paper first investigates how tax reform impacts labor supply and equilibrium unemployment in representative agent models.The impact of tax policy on labor market performance depends importantly on various other labor-market insti

  17. The Japanese Tax Reform and the Effective Rate of Tax on Japanese Corporate Investments

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    John B. Shoven

    1988-01-01

    Japan is in the midst of reforming its national level individual and corporation income tax systems. Last year it abandoned its large system of tax free savings accounts and lowered individual marginal tax rates. A much more radical proposal is currently being advocated by the government and is well along the way towards passage in the Diet. The new proposal would significantly lower the statutory rate for the corporation income tax, lower individual rates further and increase the tax thresho...

  18. Comparing the Treatment of Charities Under Value Added Taxes and Retail Sales Taxes

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    Walter Hellerstein

    2011-01-01

    This paper compares the treatment of charities under value added taxes (VATs) and retail sales taxes (RSTs) from both a normative and descriptive perspective. There is general agreement that an ideal VAT and an ideal RST would tax supplies or sales in the same way by imposing a uniform levy on all sales to final consumers and relieving businesses of any economic burden from the tax, except the burden of tax collection. Although it may appear desirable to relieve charities’ purchases or sales ...

  19. High Taxes in Hard Times: How Denmark Built and Maintained a Huge Income Tax

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    Ganghof, Steffen

    2005-01-01

    Denmark is a welfare state whose income tax burden is larger than the total tax burden of the United States or Japan. Given recent political science accounts of the links between tax mixes and the welfare state, Denmark seems to be a puzzling anomaly. These accounts see income taxation as inherently problematic and claim that "regressive taxes" (social security contributions and indirect consumption) have been conducive to building and maintaining large tax/welfare states. This article provid...

  20. CHANGES OF TAX RATES AND THEIR IMPACT ON REVENUES OF THE TAX AMINISTRATION OF KOSOVO

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    Shefqet Dervishaj

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available In the early postwar years, Kosovo was faced with a destroyed economy and an inexperienced tax system and was mainly based on the experiences of other countries and not in accordance with the real situation and needs of post-war Kosovo which had to start from “zero” in many areas.The post-war tax policy in Kosovo started with the tax system in accordance with UNMIK Regulations, which were almost all copied from other countries such as from countries in transition as well as from EU Countries,  therefore these regulations were inconsistent with the current situation in Kosovo.The Agency which deals with tax administration is the Tax Administration in Kosovo (TAK.  From the beginning of the work of TAK, from 2000 until today, Kosovo`s tax system has been constantly adapting changes in tax laws aswell as in tax rates.  The main focus of this paper is how changes affect the applicable tax rates in Kosovo and how much impact has this change on the TAK revenues. The current applicable taxes in Kosovo are: Value added tax (VAT; Personal income tax (PIT, and Corporate income tax (CIT.  All these different kinds of taxes have undergone changes in their application as well as in their level of tax rates.

  1. Should Moon Cakes Be Taxed?

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    2011-01-01

    It is a custom in China that when the Mid-Autumn Festival draws near,a company or organization will offer its staff moon cakes,as non-cash benefits.It has recently been reported that these noncash benefits,such as moon cakes,should be taxed according to their value,which has spurred heated debate.

  2. Should Moon Cakes Be Taxed?

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2011-01-01

    It is a custom in China that when the Mid-Autumn Festival draws near, a company or organization will offer its staff moon cakes, as non-cash benefits. It has recently been reported that these noncash benefits, such as moon cakes, should be taxed according to their value, which has spurred heated debate.

  3. A Tax for Higher Education

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    Blumenstyk, Goldie

    2012-01-01

    Higher education pays off handsomely for society. Yet on a nationwide basis, states' support for higher education per full-time-equivalent student has fallen to just $6,290, the lowest in 15 years. A dedicated source of funds for higher education is problematic. But what if state and federal lawmakers applied the impeccable logic of the gas tax to…

  4. Is Social Security Tax Feasible?

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    2010-01-01

    @@ China's Finance Minister Xie Xuren recently wrote an article for an official publication of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China on deepening taxation reform.He said that China was considering phasing in a social security tax to improve the fund-raising system for social security programs.

  5. Tax evasion under behavioral structures

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    Gabriela S. Pantoja

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available We study the strategic interactions between the fiscal authority and the taxpayer regarding tax evasion and auditing. We fit this interaction into a Bayesian game and introduce the concept of behavioral consistency, which helps reducing the number of available strategies and models the stylized fact according to which the choice to evade is subject to behavioral patterns.

  6. Ad valorem versus unit taxes

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    Schröder, Philipp J.H.; Sørensen, Allan

    2010-01-01

    a general equilibrium monopolistic competition model with heterogeneous firms and intra-industry reallocations. We show that the welfare superiority of ad valorem over unit taxes under imperfect competition is not only preserved but amplified. The additional difference between the tools arises because unit...

  7. Impact of Different Carbon Policies on City Logistics Network

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    Yang Jianhua

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available A programming model for a four-layer urban logistics distribution network is constructed and revised based on three types of carbon emissions policies such as Carbon tax, carbon emissions Cap, Carbon Trade. Effects of different policies on logistics costs and carbon emissions are analyzed based on a spatial Logistics Infrastructure layout of Beijing. Research findings are as follows: First, based on low-carbon policies, the logistics costs and carbon emissions can be changed by different modes of transport in a certain extent; second, only when carbon taxes and carbon trading prices are higher, carbon taxes and carbon trading policies can reduce carbon emissions while not significantly increase logistics costs at the same time, and more effectively achieve carbon reduction targets than use carbon cap policy.

  8. New environmental taxes in Finland; Nya miljoeavgifter i Finland - konsekvenser foer bioenergimarknaden

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    Fredriksson, T.

    1997-12-31

    This conference paper discusses the impact of environmental taxes in Finland upon the use of bioenergy. Since 1990 an extra excise duty has been charged on fossil fuels and peat fuels. From 1994 this tax has been bound to the carbon and energy contents. From 1997 all environmental taxation were removed from the electricity production while consumption was taxed according to two tariffs, one for industry and one for the service sector and private households. From 1998 the forest industry and other electricity producers/distributors will not pay electricity tax for their electricity consumption if this comes from wood fuels. The production of electricity from peat will receive public financial support only for plants below 40 MW. Unlike peat fuel, and in spite of the annual increase in environmental taxes, the use of wood fuels has not expanded greatly. Forest chips are expected to gain on peat and oil. The present taxation and the refund of electricity tax provide for increased use of wood fuels, in the long run partly at the expense of peat. Finnish energy policy has been lacking confidence in the permanence of the energy solutions. Co-application of peat and wood fuels is likely to increase since the existing cogeneration plants can use both. Whether or not the present trend to increased wood fuel consumption continues depends on the tax policy and technological development. Finnish energy policy has shown a commitment to support funds for technological development. 2 figs., 2 tabs.

  9. 26 CFR 31.6302-1T - Federal tax deposit rules for withheld income taxes and taxes under the Federal Insurance...

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    2010-04-01

    ... deposit rules for withheld income taxes and taxes under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA... 26 Internal Revenue 15 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Federal tax deposit rules for withheld income taxes and taxes under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) attributable to payments made...

  10. The consequences of different strategies for measuring tax evasion behavior

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    Ghavam Ahmadi

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a study to investigate the effect of tax strategy on tax evasion in province of Zanjan, Iran. The study selects two randomly selected populations of 100 people from Tax organization and the people who file income tax with revenue agency. The study designs a questionnaire in Likert scale to study the effects of five variables namely; promote tax culture, lack of belief in tax payment consequences, filing false tax statement, tax exemption and general culture community as independent variables on tax evasion behavior. Using regression technique, the study has determined positive and meaningful relationships between tax evasion and independent variables.

  11. The impact of voting on tax payments.

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    Wahl, Ingrid; Muehlbacher, Stephan; Kirchler, Erich

    2010-02-01

    This study examines whether participating in governmental decisions influences taxpayers' cooperation. The results of experiment 1 show that participants tend to contribute more when they can vote on different rules for a public good game. Experiment 2 reveals that tax payments are lowest in a tax simulation when participants benefit from tax payments and can not vote. However, when the participants did not benefit from tax payments, voting had no impact and cooperation was about the same as when participants benefited and could vote. Furthermore, voting increases procedural fairness and trust mediates the effect of procedural fairness on tax payments.

  12. Tax Anti-avoidance Through Transfer Pricing

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    Rossing, Christian Plesner; Riise Johansen, Thomas; Pearson, Thomas C.

    2016-01-01

    This paper examines the case of Starbucks’ UK branch, which became subject to massive public criticism over alleged tax avoidance. Despite Starbucks arguing that its transfer pricing practices were in full compliance with regulatory requirements, public pressure for higher corporate tax payments...... led Starbucks to increase its UK tax payment on transfer pricing income beyond regulatory requirements. This case study suggests that MNE tax behavior on international transfer pricing is not strictly a matter of compliance with formal tax regulation. We demonstrate the way an MNE attempts to re...

  13. A NEUROECONOMIC APPROACH OF TAX BEHAVIOR

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    Nichita Ramona-Anca

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Governments around the world register substantial losses due to tax non-compliance behavior. Whether it is tax avoidance or tax evasion, non-compliance has repercussions on the whole society because it mitigates the quality of the provision of public goods. Nevertheless, the level of tax compliance is significantly higher than the classical tax evasion model of Allingham and Sandmo (1972 predicts. A manifold of theoretical and empirical studies invalidate the assumptions of the classical model by trying to give answers to one of the most intriguing questions: Why people pay taxes? Taking into consideration these realities, we summarize some of the findings related to tax behavior within the emerging new field of neuroeconomics. Using state-of-the-art technology (non-invasive brain stimulation, non-invasive measurement of brain activity, pharmacological interventions to raise or lower the activity of neurotransmitters, eye-tracking or skin conductance response, neuroeconomics steps on the scene to give insights on the reasons for which taxpayers display a certain tax behavior. According to the neuroeconomics mainstream literature, emotions guide the decision-making process when outcomes are uncertain with regards to rewards and losses. At neural level, the amygdala triggers bodily states related to reward and loss and the ventromedial prefrontal cortex reenacts past experiences of reward and loss to predict future outcomes. Some taxpayers who decide to engage in tax evasion experience a positive feeling when anticipating the profit from dodging taxes, feeling that is triggered by the amygdala. Other taxpayers donn#8217;t engage in tax evasion because they want to avoid negative feelings (shame, guilt, regret. Oxytocin facilitates dopamine release which is a positive physiological motivation for cooperation. As a consequence, taxpayersn#8217; trust levels increase and, with it, increases the propensity to comply with the tax law. Besides

  14. Taxes versus quotas for a stock pollutant

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    Hoel, Michael [University of Oslo, P.O. Box 1095, Blindern, N-0317 OSLO (Norway); Karp, Larry [Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics, University of Berkeley, 207 Giannini Hall, 94720 Berkeley, CA (United States)

    2002-11-01

    We compare the effects of taxes and quotas for an environmental problem where the regulator and polluter have asymmetric information about abatement costs, and environmental damage depends on pollution stock. An increase in the slope of the marginal abatement cost curve, or a decrease in the slope of the marginal damage curve, favors taxes. An increase in the discount rate or the stock decay rate favors tax usage. Taxes dominate quotas if the length of a period during which decisions are constant is sufficiently small. An empirical illustration suggests that taxes dominate quotas for the control of greenhouse gasses.

  15. Must losing taxes on saving be harmful?

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    Huizinga, Harry; Nielsen, Søren Bo

    2004-01-01

    are financed by taxes on savingand investment. There is international cross-ownership of firms, and countries areassumed to be unable to tax away pure profits. Countries then face an incentiveto impose a rather high investment tax also borne by foreigners. In this setting,the loss of the saving tax instrument...... on account of international tax evasion mayprevent the overall saving-investment tax wedge from becoming too high, and hencemay be beneficial for moderate preferences for public goods. A world with 'high-spending' governments, in contrast, is made worse off by the loss of saving taxes,and hence stands...... to gain from international cooperation to restore saving taxation.JEL-Classifcation: H87, H21Keywords: Capital income taxation, cross-ownership, coordination...

  16. Tax evasion and Swiss bank deposits

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    Johannesen, Niels

    2014-01-01

    Bank deposits in offshore financial centers may be used to evade taxes on interest income. A recent EU reform limits the scope for this type of tax evasion by introducing a withholding tax on interest income earned by EU households in Switzerland and several other offshore centers. This paper...... quarters immediately before and after the tax was introduced. We also present evidence suggesting that the drop in Swiss bank deposits was driven by behavioral responses aiming to escape the tax - such as the transfer of funds to bank accounts in other offshore centers and the transfer of formal ownership...... estimates the impact of the withholding tax on Swiss bank deposits held by EU residents while using non-EU residents who were not subject to the tax as a comparison group. We present evidence that Swiss bank deposits owned by EU residents declined by 30–40% relative to other Swiss bank deposits in two...

  17. Double dividend effectiveness of energy tax policies and the elasticity of substitution: A CGE appraisal

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    Sancho, Ferran, E-mail: Ferran.Sancho@uab.ca [Departament d' Economia, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 08193-Bellaterra (Spain)

    2010-06-15

    There is a considerable body of literature that has studied whether or not an adequately designed tax swap, whereby an ecotax is levied and some other tax is reduced while keeping government income constant, may achieve a so-called double dividend, that is, an increase in environmental quality and an increase in overall efficiency. Arguments in favor and against are abundant. Our position is that the issue should be empirically studied starting from an actual, non-optimal tax system structure and by way of checking the responsiveness of equilibria to revenue neutral tax regimes under alternate scenarios regarding technological substitution. With the use of a CGE model, we find that the most critical elasticity for achieving a double dividend is the substitution elasticity between labor and capital whereas the elasticity that would generate the highest reduction in carbon dioxide emissions is the substitution elasticity among energy goods.

  18. Double dividend effectiveness of energy tax policies and the elasticity of substitution. A CGE appraisal

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    Sancho, Ferran [Departament d' Economia, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 08193-Bellaterra (Spain)

    2010-06-15

    There is a considerable body of literature that has studied whether or not an adequately designed tax swap, whereby an ecotax is levied and some other tax is reduced while keeping government income constant, may achieve a so-called double dividend, that is, an increase in environmental quality and an increase in overall efficiency. Arguments in favor and against are abundant. Our position is that the issue should be empirically studied starting from an actual, non-optimal tax system structure and by way of checking the responsiveness of equilibria to revenue neutral tax regimes under alternate scenarios regarding technological substitution. With the use of a CGE model, we find that the most critical elasticity for achieving a double dividend is the substitution elasticity between labor and capital whereas the elasticity that would generate the highest reduction in carbon dioxide emissions is the substitution elasticity among energy goods. (author)

  19. DOES PERCEIVED GOVERNMENTAL EFFICIENCY IN MANAGING TAX MONEY DRIVE COMPLIANCE? EVIDENCE FROM A TAX GAME

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    BĂTRÂNCEA LARISSA-MARGARETA

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Tax compliance, i.e. citizens’ disposition to pay taxes either voluntary or enforced, is an extremely importanttopic at any moment, but mostly when governments have to finance public goods with few tax money. In the light ofthese realities, governments have to find ways of providing public goods by boosting tax compliance. In order toachieve this goal, various factors influencing compliance have to be considered among which the efficiency of thegovernment in managing tax money. In an experimental tax game preceded by a self-reported tax complianceattitudes questionnaire, we show that the information concerning government’s efficiency significantly influencestax payments. Moreover, tax compliance attitudes act as a mediator between the independent variable scenario (i.e.,information about government efficiency and the dependent variable tax payments.

  20. Optimal Tax-Timing and Asset Allocation when Tax Rebates on Capital Losses are Limited

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    Marekwica, Marcel

    2012-01-01

    This article studies the portfolio problem with realization-based capital gain taxation when limited amounts of losses qualify for tax rebate payments, as is the case under current US tax law. When the tax rate applicable to realized losses exceeds that on realized capital gains, it can be optimal...... to realize capital gains immediately and pay capital gain taxes to regain the option to use potential future losses against a higher tax rate. This incentive adds an entirely new and as yet unstudied dimension to the portfolio problem. It causes risk averse investors to hold more equity and attain higher...... welfare levels than is the case when trading under a tax system that seeks to collect the same amount of taxes, but does not allow for tax rebate payments. This is because the benefit to these investors from having their losses subsidized is greater than the suffering from having profits taxed at a higher...

  1. Capacity and production planning with carbon emission constraints

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    Song, Shuang; Govindan, Kannan; Xu, Lei

    2017-01-01

    This paper builds a two-stage, stochastic model to study capacity expansion problem in logistics under cap-and-trade and carbon tax regulations. The optimal capacity expansion and production decisions are obtained, and the effects of carbon emission regulations on capacity expansion are studied....... Through analytical study and a real case numerical analysis, we find that the carbon tax exhibits different impacts on optimal capacity expansion decisions in low tax rate and high tax rate, and the volatility of capacity investment cost has a larger impact on optimal capacity expansion than...

  2. Enhancing Tax Compliance through Coercive and Legitimate Power of Tax Authorities by Concurrently Diminishing or Facilitating Trust in Tax Authorities.

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    Hofmann, Eva; Gangl, Katharina; Kirchler, Erich; Stark, Jennifer

    2014-07-01

    Both coercion, such as strict auditing and the use of fines, and legitimate procedures, such as assistance by tax authorities, are often discussed as means of enhancing tax compliance. However, the psychological mechanisms that determine the effectiveness of each strategy are not clear. Although highly relevant, there is rare empirical literature examining the effects of both strategies applied in combination. It is assumed that coercion decreases implicit trust in tax authorities, leading to the perception of a hostile antagonistic tax climate and enforced tax compliance. Conversely, it is suggested that legitimate power increases reason-based trust in the tax authorities, leading to the perception of a service climate and eventually to voluntary cooperation. The combination of both strategies is assumed to cause greater levels of intended compliance than each strategy alone. We conducted two experimental studies with convenience samples of 261 taxpayers overall. The studies describe tax authorities as having low or high coercive power (e.g., imposing lenient or severe sanctions) and/or low or high legitimate power (e.g., having nontransparent or transparent procedures). Data analyses provide supportive evidence for the assumptions regarding the impact on intended tax compliance. Coercive power did not reduce implicit trust in tax authorities; however, it had an effect on reason-based trust, interaction climate, and intended tax compliance if applied solely. When wielded in combination with legitimate power, it had no effect.

  3. Mexican Tax Reform: Look to the Russian Example

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    2011-10-31

    burden. At least in part because of these high rates and difficulties in tax enforcement, the GOM faces a very low tax compliance rate. This...docs/td_evasion_riedel_fuest.pdf 5 as there is more lost tax compliance to make up. Therefore, raising taxes in Mexico will not provide the GOM...significantly both GDP and, via increased tax compliance , tax revenues, this paper will look at tax reform from two perspectives. First, this paper

  4. Tax or no tax? Preferences for climate policy attributes

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    Braennlund, Runar; Persson, Lars, e-mail: runar.brannlund@econ.umu.se

    2010-03-15

    Today, many countries around the world respond to the global warming and its consequences with various policy instruments such as e.g. taxes, subsidies, emission permit trading, regulations and information campaigns. In the economic literature, policy instruments have typically been analyzed with respect to efficiency, while little effort has been put on public preferences for these instruments. In this paper, an Internet-based choice experiment is conducted where respondents are asked to choose between two alternative policy instruments that both reduce the emissions of CO{sub 2} by the same amount. The policy instruments are characterized by a number of attributes; a technology-effect, an awareness-effect, cost distribution, geographic distribution and private cost (presented in more detail in the paper). By varying the levels of each of the attributes, respondents indirectly reveal their preferences for these attributes. Half of the respondents are faced with instruments labeled by 'tax' and 'other', whereas the other half are faced with unlabeled instruments. As for the label, the results show that people dislike the 'tax'. The results also show that people prefer instruments with a positive effect on environmentally-friendly technology and climate awareness. A progressive-like cost distribution is preferred to a regressive cost distribution, and the private cost is negatively related to the choice. Finally, the results indicate that Swedes want the reduction to take place in Europe but not necessarily in Sweden

  5. Measuring Labour Supply Responses to Tax Changes by Use of Exogenous Tax Reforms

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    Graversen, Ebbe Krogh

    1996-01-01

    This paper estimates average labour supply responses to tax changes for women in Denmark using the tax reform in 1987 as a natural experiment to identify the responsiveness to tax changes. Both changes in the participation rate and in worki ng hous are considered. A nonparametric difference......-in-difference (DID) estimator and a suitable modified parametric DID estimator are used to estimate the labour supply responses and calculate labour supply elasticities with respect to marg inal tax rates and wage rates net of taxes. Finally, we simulate the effect of the fully implemented Danish 1994/1998 tax...

  6. TAX EVASION IN CROSS BORDER TEXTILES OPERATIONS

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    ANDREESCU Nicoleta Alina

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available We appreciated that the work can be divided into four chapters designed to enlighten, as far as possible the negative effects that evasion has, particularly the socio-economic phenomenon, faced by all countries. The negative effects generate an indisputable fraud phenomenon and tax evasion, which are felt directly on the level of tax revenue receipts, causing major distortions in the functioning of the mechanism of the market. Fiscal policy using the taxes generates psychological, financial, economic, social effects on a socio-economic environment. The public power that realizes the reality of the tax consequences of the action taken as solution changes of the tax system structure in order to modulate the effects according with the expected outcome. Therefore, the aimed pursued extent influences the technical characteristics of the taxes, and they influence the micro and macroeconomic effects. In this respect it has been proved that reducing tax evasion it allows the creation of budgetary resources necessary for allotting funds for economic growth. Developing and implementing a modern and predictable tax for a medium and long term, would be indispensable in the context of competition that occurs between the European states for attracting new investment and creating new jobs. The taxes do not have to shape the behavior of taxpayers, they must be the same regardless of the type of income, it should not include distortions. In order to be reasonable, the fiscal tax should be distributed as wide as possible.

  7. The ethics of sin taxes.

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    Green, Rebecca

    2011-01-01

    ABSTRACT The current global economic crisis is forcing governments to consider a variety of methods to generate funds for infrastructure. In the United States, smoking-related illness and an obesity epidemic are forcing public health institutions to consider a variety of methods to influence health behaviors of entire target groups. In this paper, the author uses a public health nursing model, the Public Health Code of Ethics (Public Health Leadership Society, 2002), the American Nurses' Association (ANA) Code of Ethics (2001), and other relevant ethical theory to weigh and balance the arguments for and against the use of sin taxes. A position advocating the limited use of sin taxes is supported as a reasonable stance for the public health professional.

  8. Carbon Pricing: Design, Experiences and Issues

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    Carbon Pricing reflects upon and further develops the ongoing and worthwhile global debate into how to design carbon pricing, and how to utilize the financial proceeds in the best possible way for society. The world has recently witnessed a significant downward adjustment in fossil fuel prices...... the consequential outcomes of different taxation compositions as regulatory instruments. Expert contributors assess a variety of national experiences to provide an empirical insight into the use of carbon taxes, emissions trading, energy taxes and excise taxes. The overarching discussion concludes that successful...

  9. Financial accounting effects of tax aggressiveness : Contracting and measurement

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    De Waegenaere, A.M.B.; Sansing, R.; Wielhouwer, J.L.

    2015-01-01

    This study examines a setting in which a tax-reporting decision is delegated to a firm's tax manager. Using financial accounting measures of tax expense to evaluate the tax manager allows the firm to efficiently attain the level of tax avoidance it prefers, despite the fact that the consequences of

  10. The Flat Tax: Implications for Financing Public Schools.

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    Rossmiller, Richard A.

    The campaign for the 1996 Republican presidential election focused attention on proposals to replace the current federal income tax system with a flat tax. This booklet examines the ramifications of a flat tax for local school funding. Section 1 outlines the criteria for evaluating proposed taxes and the purposes of tax systems. The second section…

  11. Corporate social responsibility and tax planning : Not by rules alone

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    Gribnau, Hans

    2015-01-01

    Taxpayers have to plan their tax affairs to plan their life or develop their business strategy. Often tax planning is encouraged and intended by tax legislation, but sometimes it is not. By way of tax incentives the tax legislator often tries to steer citizens’ behaviour to achieve all kind of polic

  12. 26 CFR 1.1502-5 - Estimated tax.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 12 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Estimated tax. 1.1502-5 Section 1.1502-5 Internal Revenue INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY (CONTINUED) INCOME TAX (CONTINUED) INCOME TAXES Consolidated Tax Liability § 1.1502-5 Estimated tax. (a) General rule—(1)...

  13. 26 CFR 31.3403-1 - Liability for tax.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 15 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Liability for tax. 31.3403-1 Section 31.3403-1 Internal Revenue INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY (CONTINUED) EMPLOYMENT TAXES AND COLLECTION OF INCOME TAX AT SOURCE EMPLOYMENT TAXES AND COLLECTION OF INCOME TAX AT SOURCE Collection...

  14. 26 CFR 31.6151-1 - Time for paying tax.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 15 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Time for paying tax. 31.6151-1 Section 31.6151-1 Internal Revenue INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY (CONTINUED) EMPLOYMENT TAXES AND COLLECTION OF INCOME TAX AT SOURCE EMPLOYMENT TAXES AND COLLECTION OF INCOME TAX AT...

  15. Corporate Social Responsibility and Tax Planning : Rules and Principles

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    Gribnau, Hans; Salter, David; Oats, Lynne

    2016-01-01

    Taxpayers have to plan their tax affairs to plan their life or develop their business strategy. Often tax planning is encouraged and intended by tax legislation. Tax incentives are often used to steer (corporate) citizens’ behaviour to achieve all kind of policy goals. In this way, the tax legislato

  16. 26 CFR 1.9000-7 - Provisions for estimated tax.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 13 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Provisions for estimated tax. 1.9000-7 Section... TAX (CONTINUED) INCOME TAXES General Actuarial Valuations § 1.9000-7 Provisions for estimated tax. (a... section 294(d) (relating to estimated tax) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1939 shall be computed as...

  17. 26 CFR 53.4945-1 - Taxes on taxable expenditures.

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    2010-04-01

    ... any one taxable expenditure shall be $5,000, and the maximum aggregate amount of tax collectible under... 26 Internal Revenue 17 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Taxes on taxable expenditures. 53.4945-1...) MISCELLANEOUS EXCISE TAXES (CONTINUED) FOUNDATION AND SIMILAR EXCISE TAXES Taxes on Taxable Expenditures §...

  18. 27 CFR 19.37 - Average effective tax rate.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 27 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Average effective tax rate..., DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY LIQUORS DISTILLED SPIRITS PLANTS Taxes Effective Tax Rates § 19.37 Average effective tax rate. (a) The proprietor may establish an average effective tax rate for any...

  19. Why Can Modern Governments Tax So Much?

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    Kleven, Henrik Jacobsen; Kreiner, Claus Thustrup; Saez, Emmanuel

    This paper presents a simple agency model to explain why third-party income reporting by employers dramatically improves income tax enforcement. Modern firms have a large number of employees and carry out complex production tasks, which requires the use of accurate business records. Because...... such records are widely used within the firm, any single employee can denounce collusive tax cheating between employees and the employer by revealing the true records to the government. We show that, if a firm is large enough, such whistleblowing threats will make tax enforcement successful even with low...... penalties and low audit rates. Embedding this agency model into the standard Allingham-Sandmo tax evasion model, we show that third-party reporting improves tax enforcement if the government disallows self-reported losses or audits such losses more stringently, which fits with actual tax policy practices...

  20. Corporate income tax and the international challenge

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    Folkvord Benn

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Although globalization has contributed immensely to growth and prosperity around the world, it is a growing challenge for tax policy makers. Globalization and greater mobility of tax bases increase the relative importance of taxes in corporations’ investment decisions. The combination of highly mobile capital, inadequacies in existing tax laws and a total change of international business environment have led to the fundamental problem in international tax law labeled by the OECD as the problem of BEPS (Base Erosion and Profit Shifting, along with severe competition among countries to attract investments and business activities. These challenges are the topic for the 2014 seminar of the Nordic Tax Research Council. Based on the Nordic national reports we discuss these challenges

  1. THE PROBLEM OF TAX HAVENS AND THE ROMANIAN TAX AUTHORITIES’ REACTION

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    Mihai-Bogdan Afrăsinei

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available The opportunities to avoid paying taxes provided by tax havens have motivated numerous multinational companies to resort to offshore operations, generating a significant tax loss at a global level. Romania is facing the same problem and the Finance Minister estimates that offshore operations in tax havens are approximately between three and four billion Euros. The refusal to exchange information and the lack of transparency of many tax havens represent a barrier for tax authorities to control these transactions and facilitate the coverage of illegal activities. This has determined certain countries, among which Romania, to impose higher taxes on taxable income of non-residents who are residents in “uncooperative” jurisdictions. In this paper we have emphasized the issue of tax havens and we have presented their classification after the foreign contribution to the capital of Romanian companies. We have also listed the ones with which Romania has signed agreements for information exchange.

  2. Cross Check of the Tax Base in Serbia – Informative Tax Return Sample

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    Raonić Ivan

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available The tax system of the Republic of Serbia is characterized by a very low level of income taxation. It is a particularly acute problem in cross-checking the tax base. The legislature tried to solve this problem by the introduction of the informative tax return (IPP. The problem is even greater because the situations encountered have not been analysed in science and tax theory, and very often have not been covered by applicable laws. A specific challenge for the tax authorities represent taxpayers whose incomes are primarily realized abroad (usually persons from the world of entertainment. This paper describes the basic forms of tax offences characteristic of income tax evasion and discusses how to solve them, with a particular focus on the implementation of cross-checking the tax base.

  3. Tax Area Boundaries, TaxingEntity, Published in 2006, Millard County.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Tax Area Boundaries dataset, was produced all or in part from Other information as of 2006. It is described as 'TaxingEntity'. Data by this publisher are often...

  4. Tax Area Boundaries, Tax units, Published in unknown, Norton County Appraisal Office.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Tax Area Boundaries dataset, was produced all or in part from Hardcopy Maps information as of unknown. It is described as 'Tax units'. Data by this publisher...

  5. THE ROLE OF FAIRNESS IN TAX COMPLIANCE

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    Verboon, Peter; Goslinga, Sjoerd

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to study the relation between fairness considerations and tax compliance attitudes and intentions. Data from a large panel survey among small business owners in the Netherlands have been analyzed. Besides a number of background and control variables the questionnaire contained measures of personal norms, procedural and distributive justice, tax compliance attitudes and intentions to comply with tax rules. Results support the hypothesis that personal norms and just...

  6. Taxes and Decision Rights in Multinationals

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    Nielsen, Søren Bo; Raimondos-Møller, Pascalis; Schjelderup, Guttorm

    2006-01-01

    We examine how a multinational's choice to centralize or de-centralize itsdecision structure is affected by country tax differentials. Within a simple model that emphasizes the multiple conflicting roles of transfer prices in MNEs — here, as a strategic pre-commitment device and a tax manipulatio...... commitment and non-commitment to transfer prices, and for alternative modes of competition.Keywords: Centralized vs. de-centralized decisions, taxes, transfer prices, MNEs.JEL-Classification: H25, F23, L23....

  7. Taxing the Financially Integrated Multinational Firm

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    Johannesen, Niels

    This paper develops a theoretical model of corporate taxation in the presence of financially integrated multinational firms. Under the assumption that multinational firms at least partly use internal loans to finance foreign investment, we find that the optimal corporate tax rate is positive from...... the tension between standard theory predicting zero capital taxes and the casual observation that countries tend to employ corporate taxes at fairly high rates....

  8. Optimal green tax reforms yielding double dividend

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    Fernandez, Esther; Perez, Rafaela [Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain); ICAE (Spain); Ruiz, Jesus, E-mail: jruizand@ccee.ucm.es [Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain); ICAE (Spain)

    2011-07-15

    In an stylized endogenous growth economy with a negative externality created by CO2 emissions and in which abatement activities are made by private firms, we find a wide range of dynamically feasible green tax reforms yielding the double dividend without any need to assume a complex production structure or tax system, or a variety of externalities in production. As a remarkable finding, we obtain certain scenarios in which increasing the emissions tax up to the Pigouvian level and removing completely the income tax is dynamically feasible and, also, it is the second-best reform. Hence, as a difference to previous literature, in these scenarios the first-best tax mix is implementable, allowing for the elimination of both environmental and non-environmental inefficiencies. Our result arises because of the consideration of public debt issuing and the management of the government budget balance with an intertemporal perspective. The result is obtained for an intermediate range of environmental bearing in preferences, the valid range being contingent on the pre-existing income tax rate. The type of tax reform that we propose could also be implemented for different energy taxes. - Highlights: > We use an endogenous growth model with a negative externality from CO2 emissions. > Abatement activities are made by private firms to reduce payment of emissions taxes. > We find dynamically feasible green tax reforms yielding the double dividend result. > Our result arises thanks to the inclusion of public debt issuing as a financing device. > The type of tax reform proposed can be implemented for other energy taxes.

  9. Enhancing Transparency in Tax Administration: A Survey

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    2001-01-01

    Uneven tax administration in Africa is a major contributor to revenue shortfalls that augment inflationary pressure while depriving governments of resources with which to provide public goods. It also stimulates resort for more easily collected taxes on foreign trade, with associated efficiency losses. Reducing evasion should ease the burden on economic agents who currently pay relatively high proportions of their tax liabilities, thus increasing allocative efficiency, enhancing incentives fo...

  10. Are tent halls subject to property tax?

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    Mariusz Macudziński

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available The presented publication is a response to currently asked questions and interpretative doubts of taxpayers and tax authorities, namely whether tent halls are subject to property tax. General issues connected with an entity and a subject of taxation of this tax are presented herein. The answer to the question asked is then provided through the qualification of constructions works and the allocation of tent halls in the proper category of the works, with the use of the current law.

  11. The oil tax regime of Azerbaijan

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    Anderson, Gerard

    1998-07-01

    Azerbaijan has a long history in the oil business and a chance of a spectacular future. To understand why the oil tax regime evolved into its present form and how it is likely to develop, it is necessary to know something of the country's history and the commercial environment. Consequently the presentation begins by discussing these items. It then outlines the Production Sharing Agreement regime in Azerbaijan and then deals with the Kazakh and Georgian Tax Codes, as these are likely to be the basis of a new general tax law in Azerbaijan from 1999. The presentation includes comments on the New Draft Tax Code of 1998.

  12. THE INFLUENCES OF CHANGES IN TAX LEGISLATION

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    MORAR IOAN DAN

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Taxation is a fairly important field in the relationship between taxpayers and tax authorities, especially given the frequent changes in specific legislation. Legislative changes affect the patrimonial position of the taxpayers, but also their behavior, therefore this phenomenon is important to advise those interested and also to analyze the changes resulting from changes in tax legislation. This paper aims to meaningfully present the latest legislative changes and to analyze their influences on taxpayers and on budget revenues from taxes subject to change. The research methodology is based on comparison and inference, based on previous analyzes for such studies on the tax system. In the literature there are known ways and methods of increasing the tax burden and, based on these variables, in the present paper we will highlight the particular influences on the taxpayer’s , loaded by weight imposed by the official distribution of the tax burden. The implications of legislative changes in tax matters should be sought in the innermost chord of taxpayers and also in the increasingly large and patched pockets of the modern state. In the first place, we will point out the implications on changing tax procedures, in terms of the workload for the taxpayer and the tax collectors. By accurately and relevantly analyzing the influences generated by such changes, the author aims to demonstrate the harmful influences of some changes in terms of discouraging investments and honest labor.

  13. Taxing junk food to counter obesity.

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    Franck, Caroline; Grandi, Sonia M; Eisenberg, Mark J

    2013-11-01

    We examined the advantages and disadvantages of implementing a junk food tax as an intervention to counter increasing obesity in North America. Small excise taxes are likely to yield substantial revenue but are unlikely to affect obesity rates. High excise taxes are likely to have a direct impact on weight in at-risk populations but are less likely to be politically palatable or sustainable. Ultimately, the effectiveness of earmarked health programs and subsidies is likely to be a key determinant of tax success in the fight against obesity.

  14. Tax responses in platform industries

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    Kind, Hans Jarle; Köthenbürger, Marko; Schjelderup, Guttorm

    2010-01-01

    Two-sided platform firms serve distinct customer groups that are connected through interdependent demand, and include major businesses such as the media industry, banking, and the software industry. A well known result of tax incidence is that consumers of a more heavily taxed good pay a higher...... price and thus buy less of the good. The present paper shows that this result need not hold in a two-sided market. On the contrary, a higher ad valorem tax may lower end-user prices and spur sales. Thus, two-sided platform firms may not at all engage in tax shifting via price increases. We further show...

  15. End-use taxes: Current EIA practices

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    1994-08-17

    There are inconsistencies in the EIA published end-use price data with respect to Federal, state, and local government sales and excise taxes; some publications include end-use taxes and others do not. The reason for including these taxes in end-use energy prices is to provide consistent and accurate information on the total cost of energy purchased by the final consumer. Preliminary estimates are made of the effect on prices (bias) reported in SEPER (State Energy Price and Expenditure Report) resulting from the inconsistent treatment of taxes. EIA has undertaken several actions to enhance the reporting of end-use energy prices.

  16. An Introductory Note on Carbon Taxation in Europe

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    Andersen, Mikael Skou

    2016-01-01

    emissions and with excise taxes on fuels provide a long-term signal capable of transforming energy and transport systems. Carbon tax schemes have been designed to reinforce employment and economic activity and to avoid damaging economic growth. With the large reserves of carbon allowances in Europe......’s emissions trading market, allowances continue to be traded at a modest carbon price, whereas carbon taxation is providing a more firm price signal to investors....

  17. Tax harmonization in the European Union and the eurozone: a multilateral analysis of tax systems

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    Sonja Engeli Pippin

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available This exploratory study takes a new look at the tax systems of countries in the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD. We measure a country’s tax system using time-series cross-sectional data on tax collection variables as well as a cross-sectional metric assessing tax administration and enforcement. More specifically, we examine the countries’ (i overall tax burden, (ii income tax reliance, and (iii fiscal decentralization as well as some “non-rate” variables related to tax administration and enforcement. The purpose is to compare European Union (EU member states and those countries in the eurozone with other OECD countries and over time in order to test (1 whether EU member states and eurozone countries have tax systems that are more similar to each other than to other countries, and (2 whether some tax harmonization is taking place - within the EU (eurozone and other countries. The descriptive analysis and graphical representation, as well as first empirical tests, show that the tax systems of EU member states and eurozone countries are significantly different from other countries’tax systems. Yet, we do not find much tax harmonization in the EU (eurozone countries over time. Future research might delve more into the question what drives harmonization with the intention of eventually formulating policy strategies.

  18. Tax Mobilization in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Impact of Tax and Business Law Reforms

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    BERTINELLI, Luisito; Bourgain, Arnaud

    2016-01-01

    This paper contributes to measuring the influence of business (and tax) law reforms on sub-Saharan African countries tax mobilization ability. Relying on a new business law reform indicator, our results validate the significant impact of corporate law modernization on governmental revenue, and unearth a complementary effect between business and tax law reforms.

  19. The 1986 Act: Tax Reform's Finest Hour or Death Throes of the Income Tax?

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    McLure, Charles E. Jr.

    1988-01-01

    Indicates why income tax is inevitably complicated and discusses why the 1986 Act is both more and less complicated than an income tax with a definition of taxable income even closer to the ideal of real economic income. Describes an alternative consumption-based direct tax.

  20. 75 FR 76940 - Specified Tax Return Preparers Required To File Individual Income Tax Returns Using Magnetic...

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    2010-12-10

    ... Internal Revenue Service 26 CFR Parts 1 and 301 RIN 1545-BJ52 Specified Tax Return Preparers Required To File Individual Income Tax Returns Using Magnetic Media; Correction AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service... provide further guidance relating to the requirement for ``specified tax return prepares,''. FOR...

  1. Constructing a Model of Lottery Tax Incidence Measurement: Revisiting the Illinois Lottery Tax for Education

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    Daberkow, Kevin S.; Lin, Wei

    2012-01-01

    Nearly half a century of lottery scholarship has measured lottery tax incidence predominantly through either the Suits Index or regression analysis. The present study builds on historic lottery tax burden measurement to present a comprehensive set of tools to determine the tax incidence of individual games in addition to determining which lottery…

  2. 48 CFR 252.229-7005 - Tax exemptions (Spain).

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    2010-10-01

    ... following excise, luxury, and transaction taxes: (1) Derechos de Aduana (Customs Duties). (2) Impuesto de... Transfer Tax). (4) Impuesto Sobre el Lujo (Luxury Tax). (5) Actos Juridocos Documentados (Legal...

  3. The Tax Burden on Tobacco Volume 49, 1970-2014

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — 1970-2014. Orzechowski and Walker. Tax Burden on Tobacco. Tax burden data was obtained from the annual compendium on tobacco revenue and industry statistics, The Tax...

  4. A Survey on the Tax Policy in EU

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    Adrian Mihai INCEU

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available In this study we make an analysis of the major aspects concerning the tax policy in the EU countries. For revealing a global image on tax policy within the EU we have to consider in our analysis the overall tax burden, the structure of tax revenues (direct taxation, indirect taxation, social contributions and the main types of taxes: corporate tax, personal tax, consumption tax. This article is based on a dynamic analysis of taxation using as a main tools descriptive and empirical analysis. The empirical study tries to determinate the correlation between tax burden and the implicit tax rate on capital and business income, consumption and labor through the panel methodology. This analysis is based the data delivered by the EUROSTAT. The main results obtained from the empirical study is that there are major differences concerning the correlation between total taxes as percentage of GDP and the implicit tax rate of profit, consumption and labor.

  5. AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW TO THE TAX EVASION: THE EFFECT OF TAX MORALE ON PAYING TAXES IN MACEDONIA AND EU COUNTRIES

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    Maja Ristovska

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available In the last couple of years there is a growing literature and evidence suggesting that enforcement efforts alone cannot achieve significant increase of tax compliance. This literature links the willingness of citizens to pay taxes with the social values and norms, i.e. to the tax morale. If correct, the optimal government policies to tackle the tax evasion might defer considerably from the common ones. The aim of this study is therefore to investigate factors that shape the tax morale of Macedonian citizens, and to provide a comparative assessment with the EU countries. Our empirical investigation is based on the work of Frey and Torgler (2007, through estimating an ordered probit model in which the dependent variable is the tax morale, and is regressed on a number of independent variables, age, gender, marital status, education, national pride, trust in institutions, happiness, life satisfaction, etc. Data for our study are from the fourth wave (2008 of the European Values Survey. Our main finding is that contrary to other studies for the European countries, the non-demographic factors are more important factors influencing tax morale in Macedonia than the demographic ones. The main contribution of this study is that it is the first attempt in our knowledge to investigate the factors driving the tax morale in Macedonia.

  6. Globalisation and Developing Countries - a Shrinking Tax Base?

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    Aizenman, Joshua; Jinjarak, Yothin

    2009-01-01

    This paper evaluates the impact of globalisation on tax bases of countries at varying stages of development. We see globalisation as a process that induces countries to embrace greater trade and financial integration. This in turn should shift their tax revenue from 'easy to collect' taxes (tariffs and seigniorage) towards 'hard to collect' taxes (value added and income taxes). We find that trade and financial openness have a positive association with the 'hard to collect' taxes, and a negati...

  7. Analysis of Corporate Income Tax Rate Changes and Earnings Management

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    Mulyadi, Martin Surya; Anwar, Yunita; Yanny, Lili

    2013-01-01

    Özet: It is known that tax is one of the biggest contributor to state income all over the world. For Indonesia, income tax contribute an average of 36% to the state’s income. With the high contribution of tax, government could adjust the income tax rate in order to increase the tax income. However, the high rate of income tax would have an impact to investment decision as tax will reduce the net income. Usually the taxpayer will apply an earnings management in order to avoid high tax payme...

  8. Tax burden in EU countries – a comparative study

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    Kaštan, M.

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available The paper is focused on the overall tax burden and tax policy of European countries. The theoretical part of the paper explains the term of tax burden and summarizes its measuring possibilities. It especially deals with the tax quota as the most generally applied indicator but some alternative indicators, such as the tax freedom day or tax misery index, are also mentioned. The empirical part of the paper is aimed on the comparison of tax burden of “old” and “new” EU member states following mentioned indicators. Certain tax policy recommendations are formulated on the basis of performed comparison.

  9. Method of accounting and approaches to tax optimization of income tax of entities

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    V.V. Sokolovska

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available The article focuses on the organization and methodology of income tax accounting. It describes the documented operations related to the calculation and payment of income tax and it suggests the standard form of the original document to reduce the time for calculation of tax and facilitation in filling in the tax return. The author describes the accounts system designed for income tax cost accounting, and gives their analytical sections. The article discloses the need of management reports for this tax and suggests to implement the standard form of report for an enterprise for the efficiency of management of revenues, costs, and as a result, income tax. The author singles out the methods of tax optimization of income tax calculation base in the following four areas: the methods related to the fixed assets of the enterprise, inventory, accounts receivable, and the employee's salary. The algorithm of the tax optimization in enterprises is developed. This algorithm, due to the simplicity of its shape, will help management personnel and an accountant of an enterprise to identify possible ways of reducing the amounts payable for income tax under the current legislation.

  10. Tax and statement matters of the income tax for the year 2010

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    Busuioceanu, S.

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The numerous legislative changes that occur from one financial year to another are not always able to clarify points of divergence existent between establishing the tax profit and the accounting one. Thus, accountants are sometimes put in difficulty, regarding the obligation to present the accounts respecting the principle of a true and fair view and the desire to optimize the tax cost of their business. The fact is that in the absence of specific accounting rules, the tax normative is set as a practical normative. In the fiscal side, there are clear law provisions governing each type of tax which must be respected. The tax base is the tax result and taxation,, by imposing strict rules, is trying to balance the general tendency of the taxpayers to minimize the tax due.

  11. Tobin Tax: Arguments and Current Derivative Studies

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    Ozekicioglu Seda

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Tobin Tax and its derivative applications have started to be discussed again in many platforms as the issue regarding taxation of short-term capital movements has become an agenda among international communities such as European Union (EU and G20 since the beginning of 2000s. In this study, Tobin Tax, which is the first significant step towards taxation of foreign currency transactions, has been discussed theoretically and considering its possible effects on application. Also, in this context, the initiatives of countries such as USA, Belgium, France and Austria regarding international implementation of Tobin Tax and its derivatives are being evaluated. The intended use of the taxes, determination of transactions exempt from tax and international cooperation in the implementation of taxation are possible problems that can be faced regarding Tobin Tax. In this study the conclusion, which the effects of Tobin Tax in developing and developed countries will be different but imposing such tax regarding cyclic balance of the world economy will be a positive improvement, has been reached.

  12. Tax Compliance over the Firm Life Course

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    Stam, F.C.; Verbeeten, F.H.M.

    2017-01-01

    This article provides a new model of tax compliance over the firm life course, focusing on the dynamics in the underlying motivations and capacities for tax compliance. We review and structure the relevant literature on the early life course of firms: the traditional stages of growth models and a le

  13. States' Budgets Reflect Rising Tax Collections

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    Hoff, David J.

    2005-01-01

    Many state budgets are reaping the benefits of tax revenues that are rising faster than at any time since the economic slowdown ended. Overall tax collections by states rose by 11.7 percent in the first quarter of 2005, giving the legislatures extra cash to shore up school aid, increase teacher pay, and finance new initiatives such as full-day…

  14. Fuel Tax Levy Just Rround Corner

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2004-01-01

    @@ The issue of the "tax-for-fee" reform has become the focus of social attention again when State Administration of Taxation (SAT) Director Xie Xuren said the fuel tax levy is already under the examination and approval process. Xie made those remarks at the press conference held by the News Office of the State Council on January 13.

  15. Adam Smith, Religion, and Tuition Tax Credits.

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    Alexander, Kern

    1983-01-01

    Examines tuition tax credit programs in framework of Adam Smith's ideas on the economic impact of established churches. Finds that tuition tax credits would amount to state expenditures to relieve the financial burden of parochial school parents and would allow churches to invest commercially to maintain their charitable functions. (JW)

  16. 32 CFR 239.12 - Tax Documentation.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Tax Documentation. 239.12 Section 239.12 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (CONTINUED) MISCELLANEOUS HOMEOWNERS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM-APPLICATION PROCESSING § 239.12 Tax Documentation. For...

  17. Tax Management in Cross-Border Mergers

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    Marcin Jamrozy

    2011-01-01

    Tax management is one of the essential aspects of mergers. Mergers of companies that are residents of different Member States are not hampered by disadvantages arising from tax provisions; this applies to income-, capital-, as well as to value added taxation.

  18. MACROECONMIC TENDENCIES OF ENVIRONMENTAL TAXES IN

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    Cristea Anca

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Reforms of environmental taxes in EU member states began to consolidate a strategic conceptual basis since the early '90s, when it was launched the idea of changing the tax burden from the tax factor of production, work to the environmental factors and use of environmental unfriendly activities and goods. The theoretical support of this view is represented by the corrective taxes Pigou situation justifying the optimal level of activity of producing goods and services from a social perspective, the collection of taxes imposed by the state of polluters, depending on the amount of damage and damage to third parties, the principle of 'polluter pays'. Despite the green fees start reforms of the EU member countries and their levels are not increased in recent years as a share of GDP. In the EU-27, 2008, revenues from environmental taxes represented a rate of about 2.8% of GDP and 6.1% of total revenues compared to 2.9% and 7.0% record share of GDP in 1999. Effects of environmental taxes on eco-efficiency must be seen not only in terms of their size or budget as income tax to GDP ratio, but also as a positive economic and social impact generated by larger beneficial effects of reducing pollution and preserving the quality natural resources and environmental factors.

  19. 730 Million Farmers Freed from Agricultural Tax

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    2005-01-01

    About 730 million farmers will benefit from tax cuts totaling more than 20 billion yuan (US$2.4 billion) this year, as 26 of China's 31 provinces will terminate the Agricultural Tax, according to Vice Minister of Agriculture Fan Xiaojian.

  20. Tax Professional Internships and Subsequent Professional Performance

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    Siegel, Philip H.; Blackwood, B. J.; Landy, Sharon D.

    2010-01-01

    How do internships influence the socialization and performance of accounting students employed in the tax department of a CPA firm? Previous research on accounting internships primarily focuses on auditing personnel. There is evidence in the literature that indicates audit and tax professionals have different work cultures. This paper examines the…

  1. Applying for Export Tax Rebates In China

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    RICHARD; HOFFMANN

    2009-01-01

    As the world financial crisis has taken hold, China’s Central Government moved to increase the value-added tax (VAT) refund rates on several industries in an effort to boost production. For example, China has increased the tax rebate on textiles at least four times over the past six months, most

  2. Transboundary Pollution, Trade Liberalization and Environmental Taxes

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    Baksi, S.; Ray Chaudhuri, A.

    2008-01-01

    In a bilateral trade framework, we examine the impact of tariff reduction on the optimal pollution tax and social welfare when pollution is transboundary. Strategic considerations lead countries to distort their pollution tax in the non-cooperative equilibrium. Trade liberalization changes the disto

  3. Transboundary Pollution, Trade Liberalization, and Environmental Taxes

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    Baksi, S.; Ray Chaudhuri, A.

    2008-01-01

    In a bilateral trade framework, we examine the impact of tari¤ reduction on the op- timal pollution tax and social welfare when pollution is transboundary. Strategic considerations lead countries to distort their pollution tax in the non-cooperative equilibrium. Trade liberalization changes the dist

  4. Adjustment of the Internal Tax Scale

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    2013-01-01

    In application of Article R V 2.03 of the Staff Regulations, the internal tax scale has been adjusted with effect on 1 January 2012. The new scale may be consulted via the CERN Admin e-guide.  The notification of internal annual tax certificate for the financial year 2012 takes into account this adjustment. HR Department (Tel. 73907)

  5. Taxing Tobacco in the European Union

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    S. Cnossen (Sijbren)

    2003-01-01

    textabstractTobacco taxes in the European Union are the highest in the world. These taxes are mainly rationalized as a quid pro quo for the social costs of smoking. This paper argues that the arguments are not as persuasive as is often believed. A more likely reason is that governments are addicted

  6. Can Property Tax Curb Housing Prices?

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    2010-01-01

    @@ After years of test runs, property tax may be "adopted all over China, with Beijing and Shenzhen as pilot cities, said the Shanghai Securities News in December 2009. For years, economists have suggested China introduce a property tax, levied annually on the value of property holdings.

  7. Essays in financial reporting, tax, and politics

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    Janssen, W.H.P.

    2015-01-01

    This dissertation contains three essays on financial reporting, tax, and politics. The first essay explores whether the tax authority is able to generate spillover effects for auditors. The IRS can generate spillover effects for auditors, as a strong IRS increases manager’s incentives to comply with

  8. Vehicle type choice and differentiated registration taxes

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    Mabit, Stefan Lindhard

    Differentiated vehicle taxes are considered as a useful tool for promoting environmental friendly vehicles. Such a tax was introduced in Denmark in 2007. During 2007, the pattern in new vehicle purchases in Denmark changed toward more diesel vehicles and more fuel-efficient vehicles. We analyse...... to what extent the 2007 vehicle tax reform may explain these changes in purchasing behaviour using a discrete choice model. The model allows us to simulate the effect of price changes that resemble those induced by the tax reform. The analysis shows that the reform only changes purchase patterns slightly....... The changes in fuel prices during the year induce a similar minor effect in our simulation. We conclude that while the tax reform appeared in the same year as a large increase in fuel efficiency, it only explains a small part of the shift in fuel efficiency that happened....

  9. Taxing the Financially Integrated Multinational Firm

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    Johannesen, Niels

    This paper develops a theoretical model of corporate taxation in the presence of financially integrated multinational firms. Under the assumption that multinational firms at least partly use internal loans to finance foreign investment, we find that the optimal corporate tax rate is positive from...... partly fall on investment and thus workers in the former country. This tax exporting mechanism introduces a scope for corporate taxes, which is not present in standard models of international taxation. Accounting for the internal capital markets of multinational firms thus represents a way to resolve...... the tension between standard theory predicting zero capital taxes and the casual observation that countries tend to employ corporate taxes at fairly high rates....

  10. Oil and gas tax handbook, 1986

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    Klingstedt, J.P.; Brock, H.R.

    1986-01-01

    This book gives information about regulations affecting taxation of the oil and gas industry. It also covers in detail both income tax and the windfall profit tax. The most recent statutes, regulations, ruling, and court decisions are examined, and their effects on this year's tax accounting are explained. It includes following contents: Unproved oil and gas properties - acquisition, retention, and worthlessness; Mineral interest concepts; Geological and geophysical exploration; Drilling and equipping properties; Depreciation, depletion, and amortization (DD and A); Percentage depletion - problems in applying the independent producer exemption; Sales and subleases of properties; Production payments; Sharing arrangements other than carried interests; Carried interests; Joint ventures and partnership - basic rules; Partnerships - special problems; Corporations; Special operating problems; Oil and gas tax preferences and the windfall profit tax - compliance.

  11. The Danish tax on saturated fat

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    Vallgårda, Signild; Holm, Lotte; Jensen, Jørgen Dejgård

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Health promoters have repeatedly proposed using economic policy tools, taxes and subsidies, as a means of changing consumer behaviour. As the first country in the world, Denmark introduced a tax on saturated fat in 2011. It was repealed in 2012. In this paper, we present...... on saturated fat had been suggested by two expert committees and was introduced with a majority in parliament, as a part of a larger economic reform package. Many actors, including representatives from the food industry and nutrition researchers, opposed the tax both before and after its introduction, claiming......, research was published showing that consumption of saturated fat had declined in Denmark. CONCLUSIONS: The analysis indicates that the Danish tax on fat was introduced mainly to increase public revenue. As the tax had no strong proponents and many influential adversaries, it was repealed. New research...

  12. Optimal tax progressivity in imperfect labour markets

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    Sørensen, Peter Birch

    1999-01-01

    that there may be an optimal degree of tax progressivity where the marginal welfare gain from reduced involuntary unemployment is just offset by the marginal welfare loss from lower productivity. This paper sets up four different models of an imperfect labour market in order to identify the degree of tax......All modern labour market theories capable of explaining involuntary unemployment as an equilibrium phenomenon imply that increased income tax progressivity reduces unemployment, but they also imply that higher progressivity tends to reduce work effort and labour productivity. This suggests...... progressivity which would maximise the welfare of the representative wage earner. Simulations with these models suggest that the optimal degree of tax progressivity could be quite large, although the results are sensitive to the generosity of unemployment benefits and to the after-tax wage elasticity of work...

  13. Emission taxes versus other environmental policies

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    Hoel, Michael

    1997-06-01

    In most countries, various forms of quotas and direct regulation play a more important role in environmental policy than environmental taxes. This report discusses four arguments often given against emission taxes. Three of the arguments, which are related to information asymmetries and non-convexities, are valid arguments in the sense that they point at complications which make the use of environmental taxes less straightforward than what elementary textbooks would suggest. The fourth argument is related to the employment effects of different types of environmental policies in economies with unemployment. This is perhaps the argument most often used by politicians against environmental taxes. The analysis did not justify this type of argument. On the contrary: In the model used, employment is higher with environmental taxes than with non revenue-raising environmental policies. 18 refs., 6 figs.

  14. FORECAST TAX CAPACITY OF CRIMEA AND SEVASTOPOL

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    Tatiana Zhuravleva

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available This article discusses existing approaches for the refinement of the definition of «tax capacity» with the definition of criteria in this category and further classification of the tax potential of the region. From the standpoint of assessment of the tax potential of this area, the analysis of the tax burden in the studied the region with the evaluation of the forecast of possible tax revenues taking into account the sectoral structure of the economy of this area, study the situation on the profitability of the organizations of the Crimea in comparison with the national data, as well as the situation with personal income and employment of the citizens of Crimea.

  15. Tax+

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    2013-01-01

    Un grupo de estudiantes de la Universidad del Rosario encontró la oportunidad de iniciar un proyecto basado en la recuperación de impuestos de renta de los ciudadanos colombianos que trabajan o trabajaron en Estados Unidos, bajo el tipo de visa J1. El mercado en Colombia actualmente se encuentra constituido por aproximadamente 4.256 consumidores cuyo consumo per cápita es de $ 2.143.800 de pesos, la estrategia a utilizar para captar un nivel de clientes importante esta resguardada en el va...

  16. Corrective Ad Valorem and Unit Taxes: A Welfare Comparison

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    Schröder, Philipp J.H.; Dröge, Susanne

    The ad valorem versus unit taxes debate has traditionally emphasized tax yield. For this criterion, ad valorem taxes outperform unit taxes in terms of welfare for a wide range of imperfect competition settings, including Dixit-Stiglitz monopolistic competition. Yet, in a number of policy fields......, such as environmental, health or trade economics, policy makers apply taxes to target the production/consumption volume in an industry, i.e. aim at a certain corrective effect rather than tax yield. This paper compares the two tax instruments with respect to equal corrective-effect in a Dixit-Stiglitz setting with love...... of variety, entry, exit, and redistribution of tax revenues. We find that unit taxes lead to more firms in the industry, less output per firm, less tax revenue, but higher welfare compared to ad valorem taxes....

  17. The Study of Tax Collection on Online Games’ Virtual Properties

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    Zhaohui, Liu; Xiaomeng, Sun

    with the development and popularization of online games, virtual network world becomes an inseparable part of people's life, and the network virtual property also forms immediately. Our country's online game industry develops rapidly, and it involves a great amount of virtual property. Our country's tax law today has not established a sound tax collection system aiming at virtual property; academic circle does not pay enough attention to it, either; judicial practice calls for filling the gap in tax law field as soon as possible and taking virtual property into tax collection scope. This article mainly explores how to make tax collection on online games' virtual property more rational, legitimate and feasible; how to determine tax collection on virtual property: subject of tax payment, tax category, choosing of tax item, calculation on tax payable, and so on whereby this article proposes advice on perfecting processing problem of tax collection on virtual property.

  18. LURING FISCAL REFUGEES: THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF TAX HAVENS

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    Larissa BĂTRÂNCEA

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Created mostly for tax purposes and boasting other financial services like asset protection or financial investments, tax havens have been often associated across time with tax incentives and tax noncompliance (either avoidance or evasion. On the grounds of double tax treatise, banking secrecy and lack of collaboration with international tax authorities, tax havens have succeeded to concentrate over 50% of the world’s financial industry and to manage 32 billion dollars, fuelling unfair competition on global market. Lately, due to pressure exerted by international bodies like the OECD, Joint International Tax Shelter Information Center, Seven Country Working Group on Tax Havens, The Leeds Castle Group or the United Nations, many countries have renounced banking secrecy and started to share client details with tax authorities. Amid rapid changes, a new generation of tax havens emerges in the Southern hemisphere.

  19. Implications of Recent Federal Personal Income Tax Increases for Income Tax Evasion, Tax Revenues, and Budget Deficits

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    Boylan, Robert; Cebula, Richard; Foley, Maggie; Izard, Douglass

    2014-01-01

    In 2013, federal personal income tax increases were implemented in the U.S. under provisions of two federal statutes: the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. Based on our analysis of data for the time period 1970-2008, we argue that the incentives to engage in federal personal income tax evasion have been increased as a direct consequence of the public tax-increase policies manifested in these two statutes. To demonstrate this concl...

  20. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER. IMPROVING TAX COMPLIANCE BY MEANS OF BOOSTING TAX LITERACY

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    Nichita Ramona-Anca

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Because empirical investigations entailing classical tax evasion models often reported consistent deviations from perfect rationality, social scientists interested in tax behavior have extended their area of research by focusing on compliance determinants outside the economic spectrum (i.e., tax rate, audit rate, penalty rate, income. Consequently, a manifold of variables from psychology (attitudes, norms, perceptions, sociology (education, gender or political science (fiscal policy, tax law complexity, voting were taken into account as determinants of taxpayers’ decisions. In addition, behavioral models like the Australian Taxation Office compliance model, New Zealand Inland Revenue compliance model or the “slippery slope” framework have incorporated such variables. Recent empirical developments have indicated that tax literacy can be counted as a significant determinant of tax compliance. Forasmuch compliance strategies exclusively grounded on coercion are rather costly (high monitoring outlays, large staff employed in the monitoring process, etc., generally yield short-term outcomes and may attract the resistance of otherwise honest taxpayers, authorities worldwide have begun searching for the adequate combination between cooperation and coercion, in which the emphasis on the former should prevail. State budgets are better off when authorities enact compliance strategies extensively built on cooperation, for they generate long-term results, require fewer outlays and secure the support of most honest taxpayers. The current paper draws on the effects of tax literacy (i.e., the level of tax knowledge on taxpayers’ behavior, highlighting miscellaneous strategies employed by national tax authorities around the world. As a general trend, increasing tax literacy among very young and soon-to-be taxpayers is preferred by several tax authorities, because potential contributors have to be accustomed to the requirements of tax systems before

  1. Tax Rebate Winners and Losers

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    2007-01-01

    COVER STORY China, long hailed as the cheap manufacturing capital of the world, is putting financial pressure on parts of this very industry. Tax rebates favorable to textile, iron and steel industries, for example, are being cast aside and picked up by hi-tech and medical industries. While this may be a partial remedy to alleviate China’s colossal trade surplus-which irritates international neighbors-and clean up the environment, many small manufacturers are feeling the heat. Industries with high added-value are clearly winners of the new trade policies, and agriculture is too, as the government continues its efforts to boost the rural economy. But in the long run, if textile and other low-tech manufacturing can use the current rebate policy as a stimulus to add more value to their products, even they might look back and see the new trade era as more win-win than they originally thought.

  2. 31 CFR 10.33 - Best practices for tax advisors.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Best practices for tax advisors. 10... Service § 10.33 Best practices for tax advisors. (a) Best practices. Tax advisors should provide clients with the highest quality representation concerning Federal tax issues by adhering to best practices...

  3. European tax law. - [5th ed.] - Student edition

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    Terra, B.J.M.; Wattel, P.J.

    2008-01-01

    This book is intended as a textbook for students reading tax law or EC law. It offers a systematic survey of the tax implications of the EC Treaty and of European integration and of the EC tax harmonization policy, a discussion of the Community tax rules in force, and a discussion of the EC Court's

  4. Fiscal Restraints and the Burden of Local and State Taxes.

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    De Tray, Dennis; And Others

    Researchers gathered data on all state, city, and property taxes in ten cities in three states to find whether tax limitation measures have changed the distribution of tax burdens among income classes. The ten cities--representing a range of tax rates, economic bases, income levels, demographic characteristics, and revenue systems--comprised…

  5. 27 CFR 479.82 - Rate of tax.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 27 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms 3 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Rate of tax. 479.82... EXPLOSIVES, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION MACHINE GUNS, DESTRUCTIVE DEVICES, AND CERTAIN OTHER FIREARMS Transfer Tax § 479.82 Rate of tax. The transfer tax imposed with respect to...

  6. Areas of improvement of tax adjustment of industrial enterprises

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    Abramova Olha

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available This article summarizes the scientific approaches and practical experience in theoretical and institutional framework of fiscal management industry. The basic problems in the fiscal management system, the tax regulation methods of large taxpayers are shown. Opportunity is grounded to stimulate the enterprises activity in the directions of tax rates differentiation, tax exemptions and tax credit.

  7. 75 FR 14539 - Furnishing Identifying Number of Tax Return Preparer

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    2010-03-26

    ..., will increase tax compliance and allow taxpayers to be confident that the tax return preparers to whom... required to obtain and use a PTIN as the exclusive preparer identifying number and undergo a tax-compliance... testing, continuing education, and tax compliance checks. The Report contemplates that only...

  8. 26 CFR 1.531-1 - Imposition of tax.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 7 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 true Imposition of tax. 1.531-1 Section 1.531-1 Internal Revenue INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY (CONTINUED) INCOME TAX (CONTINUED) INCOME TAXES (CONTINUED) Corporations Used to Avoid Income Tax on Shareholders § 1.531-1 Imposition...

  9. 27 CFR 25.158 - Tax computation for bottled beer.

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    2010-04-01

    ... bottled beer. 25.158 Section 25.158 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO TAX AND TRADE BUREAU, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY LIQUORS BEER Tax on Beer Determination of Tax § 25.158 Tax computation for bottled beer. Barrel equivalents for various case sizes are as follows: (a) For U.S....

  10. Reducing Local School Property Taxes: Recent Experiences in Michigan.

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    Kearney, C. Philip

    1995-01-01

    Examines Michigan's attempt to abolish the school property tax and implications for New York State policymakers. Michigan substantially reduced the local property tax for local school operations, adopted a permanent set of tax and revenue limits, and devised a problematic assessment cap. Totally eliminating the local school property tax may be…

  11. 48 CFR 2129.305 - State and local tax exemptions.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 6 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 true State and local tax exemptions. 2129.305 Section 2129.305 Federal Acquisition Regulations System OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT... TAXES State and Local Taxes 2129.305 State and local tax exemptions. (a) FAR 29.305 is modified for...

  12. 48 CFR 29.305 - State and local tax exemptions.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false State and local tax exemptions. 29.305 Section 29.305 Federal Acquisition Regulations System FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION GENERAL CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS TAXES State and Local Taxes 29.305 State and local tax exemptions....

  13. 48 CFR 29.101 - Resolving tax problems.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Resolving tax problems. 29.101 Section 29.101 Federal Acquisition Regulations System FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION GENERAL CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS TAXES General 29.101 Resolving tax problems. (a) Contract tax problems...

  14. 48 CFR 1329.101 - Resolving tax problems.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Resolving tax problems. 1329.101 Section 1329.101 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE GENERAL CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS TAXES General 1329.101 Resolving tax problems. Legal questions relating to tax...

  15. 48 CFR 1329.203-70 - DOC Federal tax exemption.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false DOC Federal tax exemption. 1329.203-70 Section 1329.203-70 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE GENERAL CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS TAXES Federal Excise Taxes 1329.203-70 DOC Federal tax exemption. (a) The Office...

  16. 48 CFR 29.203 - Other Federal tax exemptions.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Other Federal tax exemptions. 29.203 Section 29.203 Federal Acquisition Regulations System FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION GENERAL CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS TAXES Federal Excise Taxes 29.203 Other Federal tax exemptions....

  17. 48 CFR 1329.203 - Other Federal tax exemptions.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Other Federal tax exemptions. 1329.203 Section 1329.203 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE GENERAL CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS TAXES Federal Excise Taxes 1329.203 Other Federal tax exemptions....

  18. 48 CFR 2929.101 - Resolving tax problems.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 7 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Resolving tax problems. 2929.101 Section 2929.101 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF LABOR GENERAL CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS TAXES General 2929.101 Resolving tax problems. Contract tax problems or...

  19. The Dilemmas of State-Local Tax Reform.

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    Thomson, Procter

    The primary problem for American educational finance is not how to tax but how much to tax. In modern fiscal arrangements, States and localities extract resources from their citizens in some combination of sales, income, or wealth taxes. Any tax reform juggles the relative contribution of each source, but the total amount extracted is still the…

  20. The life and death of the Dutch groundwater tax

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    Schuerhoff, M.; Weikard, H.P.; Zetland, D.J.

    2013-01-01

    We examine the Dutch national groundwater tax (GWT) – a ‘win–win, green’ tax that promised to reduce distortions by simultaneously reducing the income tax burden and improving environmental outcomes. We find no evidence of these impacts. Instead, we see that the GWT increased distortions by taxing a

  1. FEATURES OF DEFINITION OF TAX BURDEN OF AN ECONOMIC ENTITY

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    Sobchenko N. V.

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The results of an analytical assessment of the developed frame of reference on concepts of tax planning, tax burden, tax burden of the enterprise are presented in article. Tax planning is the most important part of financial planning of the organization. A basis of this process is possibility of each taxpayer to use legislatively resolved means, receptions and ways directed on minimization of tax payments. Minimization of taxes is directed not only on absolute decrease in volumes of tax payments, but also on purposeful transfer of business to more favorable conditions of managing. Tax planning is connected with recognition of the right of each taxpayer to apply all legislatively resolved means, receptions and ways to decrease in tax payments. The analysis of a condition of tax burden of an economic entity of real sector of economy is carried out. It is noted, that by means of various techniques of its assessment it is possible to receive contradictory data on dynamics of change of level of tax burden. As one of factors of increasing the efficiency of business activity is optimization of tax payments and implementation of tax planning acts. Importance of realization of tax planning and optimization of tax payments is defined by desire of taxpayers to lower tax burden and explainable aspiration of the state to prevent it

  2. 26 CFR 1.1201-1 - Alternative tax.

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    2010-04-01

    ... January 1, 1962, section 802(a)(2), as amended by the Life Insurance Company Income Tax Act of 1959 (73... Internal Revenue INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY (CONTINUED) INCOME TAX (CONTINUED) INCOME TAXES Wash Sales of Stock Or Securities § 1.1201-1 Alternative tax. (a) Corporations—(1)...

  3. The Implementation of the AIFMD in Dutch Tax Law

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    Vermeulen, H.; Elink Schuurman, J.H.

    2014-01-01

    In this article, the authors explain the amendments to Dutch tax law as a result of the recent implementation of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive. Changes were made to the Dutch Corporate Income Tax Act, the Dutch Dividend Withholding Tax Act and the Dutch General Tax Act. Given th

  4. 26 CFR 145.4061-1 - Application to manufacturers tax.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 17 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Application to manufacturers tax. 145.4061-1...) MISCELLANEOUS EXCISE TAXES (CONTINUED) TEMPORARY EXCISE TAX REGULATIONS UNDER THE HIGHWAY REVENUE ACT OF 1982 (PUB. L. 97-424) § 145.4061-1 Application to manufacturers tax. The provisions of § 145.4051-1(e)...

  5. 26 CFR 1.507-4 - Imposition of tax.

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    ... 26 Internal Revenue 7 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 true Imposition of tax. 1.507-4 Section 1.507-4 Internal Revenue INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY (CONTINUED) INCOME TAX (CONTINUED) INCOME TAXES (CONTINUED) Private Foundations § 1.507-4 Imposition of tax. (a) General rule. Section...

  6. 26 CFR 53.4947-1 - Application of tax.

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    ... 26 Internal Revenue 17 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Application of tax. 53.4947-1 Section 53.4947-1... TAXES (CONTINUED) FOUNDATION AND SIMILAR EXCISE TAXES Application to Certain Nonexempt Trusts § 53.4947-1 Application of tax. (a) In general. Section 4947 subjects trusts which are not exempt...

  7. 26 CFR 1.6654-5 - Payments of estimated tax.

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    ... 26 Internal Revenue 13 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Payments of estimated tax. 1.6654-5 Section 1... Payments of estimated tax. (a) In general. A payment of estimated tax by an individual shall be determined on Form 1040-ES. For the purpose of determining the estimated tax, the amount of gross income...

  8. 27 CFR 26.77 - Subject to tax.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 27 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Subject to tax. 26.77 Section 26.77 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO TAX AND TRADE BUREAU, DEPARTMENT... States and withdrawn for consumption or sale are subject to a tax equal to the tax imposed in the...

  9. The Time Has Come for a Consumption Tax.

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    Byrom, Fletcher L.

    1984-01-01

    The present tax system impedes investment and is unfairly distributed. A consumption tax is the best way to reduce future deficits without curbing growth. Describes the various forms that a consumption tax could take. Such a tax can be as progressive or regressive as policymakers want it to be. (Author/CS)

  10. Ex-post evaluation of tax legislation in the Netherlands

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    S.J.C. Hemels (Sigrid)

    2011-01-01

    textabstractIntroduction Since the end of the 20th century, ex-post evaluation of tax legislation has consistently been part of the agenda of the Dutch government. In 2005, the 2001 Income tax Act was evaluated. In addition, several tax expenditures are evaluated each year. Tax expenditures can be a

  11. 27 CFR 53.2 - Attachment of tax.

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    ... 27 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Attachment of tax. 53.2 Section 53.2 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO TAX AND TRADE BUREAU, DEPARTMENT... § 53.2 Attachment of tax. (a) For purposes of this part, the manufacturers excise tax...

  12. 27 CFR 19.22 - Attachment of tax.

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    ... 27 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Attachment of tax. 19.22 Section 19.22 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO TAX AND TRADE BUREAU, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY LIQUORS DISTILLED SPIRITS PLANTS Taxes Gallonage Taxes § 19.22 Attachment of...

  13. ABOUT TAX NEUTRALITY AND NON-DISCRIMINATION

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    Ioan Dan Morar

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Taxpayers are required to pay taxes to the state budget by virtue of their position subject to the state, the latter in its capacity as sovereign person of public law. This quality gives them the right to impose against taxpayers by administrative means known, or sometimes with justice, respecting a certain extent the principles and traditions specific to tax. Principles of neutrality and non-discrimination are relevant in terms of describing the relations between public authorities and taxpayers. Although taxpayers are divided into official and legal persons, in fact individuals are those who support the ultimate tax burden.

  14. CHINA IMPOSES SPECIAL TAX ON OIL COMPANIES

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    Zheng Junde

    2006-01-01

    @@ China's Central Government began imposing a special profit tax on oil companies from March 26 so long as the prices of domestically produced crude oil exceed US$40 per barrel. This is an essential way to make oil companies shoulder their social responsibilities. According to the State Council and the Ministry of Finance, the graduated tax rate starts at 20 percent and rises with the barrel price.A maximum 40 percent tax is charged for barrels that are US$60 and higher. It will be calculated every month, and companies are required to make quarterly payments.

  15. Dynamic Taxes and Quotas with Learning

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    Karp, Larry

    2004-01-01

    We compare dynamic taxes and quotas in a stationary environment where a regulator and a non-strategic firm have asymmetric information. The regulator is able to learn about the unknown cost parameter either by using a tax or a quota that is slack with positive probability. With a tax, the information asymmetry is resolved in one period. Optimal learning using a quota is less transparent, though we show that this search problem has a simple solution. In particular, it is never optimal for the ...

  16. Money and Taxes: the Chartalist Approach

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    L. Randall Wray

    1998-01-01

    "[T]he money of a State is not what is of compulsory general acceptance, but what is accepted at the public pay offices..." (Georg Friedrich Knapp 1924) "In an economy where government debt is a major asset on the books of the deposit-issuing banks, the fact that taxes need to be paid gives value to the money of the economy.... [T]he need to pay taxes means that people work and produce in order to get that in which taxes can be paid." (Hyman P. Minsky 1986) This paper examines the Chartalist ...

  17. AN OVERVIEW OF THE EUROPEAN TAX HAVENS

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    Loredana Maftei

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available In the actual context of economic globalization, tax havens represent a significant obstacle for global governments seeking to increase their fiscal incomes and a source of polarization of income and wealth. Statistics reports showed that tax havens hold at least $10 trillion in assets, money generally controlled and hidden by major players from the political and financial areas, as well as from criminal ones. The paper introduces the present situation of European tax havens, with the major poles of action. The conclusion finds the real efforts of international bodies such as OECD, to interdict opportunities to avoid taxation.

  18. Energy taxes in practice. Energy tax - electricity tax - biofuel quota; Energiesteuern in der Praxis. Energiesteuer - Stromsteuer - Biokraftstoffquote

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    Stein, Roland M. (ed.); Thoms, Anahita; Fuehrer, Henner

    2010-07-01

    This compendium offers a lucid presentation of the field of law relating to energy tax, electricity tax and biofuel quotas. On the basis of examples it shows what one should bear in mind in practice in order to avoid pitfalls. It especially addresses controversial questions and issues, discussing the relevant jurisprudence and administrative regulations, and finally gives recommendations for action in everyday practice. Practical tips, examples and diagrams allow the reader to identify ways of transferring the legal material to his or her own field of work and, where applicable, make use of tax reductions. This includes information on simplified and hence less error-prone procedures as well as on possibilities of tax exemption or abatement. The compendium is rounded off by standard forms, excerpts from the Combined Nomenclature and a CD ROM with the wording of laws and ordinances.

  19. Poor smokers, poor quitters, and cigarette tax regressivity.

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    Remler, Dahlia K

    2004-02-01

    The traditional view that excise taxes are regressive has been challenged. I document the history of the term regressive tax, show that traditional definitions have always found cigarette taxes to be regressive, and illustrate the implications of the greater price responsiveness observed among the poor. I explain the different definitions of tax burden: accounting, welfare-based willingness to pay, and welfare-based time inconsistent. Progressivity (equity across income groups) is sensitive to the way in which tax burden is assessed. Analysis of horizontal equity (fairness within a given income group) shows that cigarette taxes heavily burden poor smokers who do not quit, no matter how tax burden is assessed.

  20. Impact of Asymmetric Carbon Information on Supply Chain Decisions under Low-Carbon Policies

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    Lei Yang

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Through the establishment of the leading manufacturer Stackelberg game model under asymmetric carbon information, this paper investigates the misreporting behaviors of the supply chain members and their influences on supply chain performance. Based on “Benchmarking” allocation mechanism, three policies are considered: carbon emission trading, carbon tax, and a new policy which combined carbon quota and carbon tax mechanism. The results show that, in the three models, the leader in the supply chain, even if he has advantages of carbon information, will not lie about his information. That is because the manufacturer’s misreporting behavior has no effect on supply chain members’ performance. But the retailer will lie about the information when he has carbon information advantage. The high-carbon-emission retailers under the carbon trading policy, all the retailers under the carbon tax policy, and the high-carbon-emission retailers under combined quotas and tax policy would like to understate their carbon emissions. Coordination of revenue sharing contract is studied in supply chain to induce the retailer to declare his real carbon information. Optimal contractual parameters are deduced in the three models, under which the profit of the supply chain can be maximized.